The crux of populist politics for agriculture

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Opinion

Farmers and ranchers across Canada and the United States identify with a hard day’s work, family, and a life away from the hustle and bustle of the city. You would have to drive many dirt roads before you found a farmer in either country identifying with “the elites.” In the Right Honourable Stephen Harper’s recent speech at FarmTech in Edmonton, the former Canadian Prime Minister described the “elites” as the enemy of the populist movements in the United States and the United Kingdom (Brexit). So who are the elites? In the context of populism, it’s whoever is in power, or…

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