Canada is a global powerhouse in agriculture and food — it's time politicians acted like it

If Canada celebrated Auto Industry Day, the Prime Minister and national leaders would boast of our modern technology, our ingenuity and automation, our global competitiveness and production figures, regardless of where we rank in the world order.

But on Canada’s Agriculture Day, politicians celebrated small, quaint, pastoral perceptions of agriculture, as opposed to owning the real economic powerhouse that is our agriculture industry.

That’s what Sean Speer saw and heard and he wrote about it in a recent article, outlining what that type of mindset means for agriculture in Canada, now and in the future.

In the interview below, Speer says this celebration of “smallness” and romanticizing of a global economic powerhouse only hurts advancement and the true potential of the industry. Instead, he says we should expect our leadership to fully own our place in exports and production; and that if they do, better policy and more economic growth will follow.

Hear the full conversation with Speer, here: 

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