Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau have rolled out a series of economic measures to assist Canadian workers and business owners in dealing with the realities of COVID-19. Agriculture was mentioned as the Prime Minister said, “for farmers and our primary food producers we will boost Farm Credit Canada.”
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) March 18, 2020
There was not clear indication what this boost actually means, even to people close to the matter at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Farm Credit Canada.
On RealAg Radio on Wednesday (March 18, 2020) Mary Robinson, president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture, fresh off the government’s AAFC COVID-19 Monitoring call, stated that she asked about the what the PM meant by “boost” but no clear answers were provided by Minister Bibeau.
More to come….