As the federal election gears up, political parties are rolling out platforms — easily made promises that they hope appeal to enough voters to support their party’s rise to form the next government. Ultimately, governments are decided not by those who grow or process food, but by those who live in the most populous areas, with Quebec and Ontario holding most of the power. So far, it appears that what resonates with voters this election is managing the cost of living, employment and economic recovery, and the environment, specifically climate change. If agriculture is to shape policy going forward, it’s…
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