Farming Under a Liberal Government — Will Much Change?



The 2015 federal election is being described as a “change” election. As with the Alberta election earlier this year, the electorate wanted change, and that’s what they’re getting.

However, many rural areas where local economies rely on agriculture did not vote Liberal, and so there was a fair amount of groaning and complaining among farm circles on social media, in the coffee shop and elsewhere following Trudeau 2.0’s victory on Monday night. But will all that much change under a Liberal government?

In the conversation below, RealAg’s Shaun Haney and Kelvin Heppner chat about the result and what it means for Canadian agriculture, whether the big change in Ottawa will have a noticeable impact on farmers’ bottom lines and more:

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