The farmer-led research fallacy: An insider's look at research funding changes in Alberta

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Opinion

In February of 2016, I witnessed farmers and ranchers unite across the province in passionate protest against the newly introduced Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act. We saw protests from farmers like those you see in France including tractor parades, homemade signs, chanting and, to my guilty pleasure, protest pizza. Yes, that’s right, protest pizza! Outside the Lethbridge Lodge where then Minister Carlier was about to speak, someone had brought pizza for protesters. Claudette and I arrived early enough to interact with the crowd outside among the tractors. Once inside, we sat near the front…

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