A recent poll of Canadians has two clear messages: most do not want an election any time soon, but, if there were an election today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would remain in power. “You can be somewhat dissatisfied with the incumbent, but you have to have an alternative that you feel better about, and right… Read More

Regardless of where you are in North America, we can likely agree on one thing: COVID-19 has changed how we behave, and politics is no exception. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been numerous provincial elections across Canada; and as the federal budget release looms closer, it has many asking whether an election will be… Read More

Provincial agriculture ministers have been given a deadline of the end of January to indicate whether they want to pursue the federal government’s proposal to enhance the AgriStability business risk management program, according to high-level sources familiar with the file. Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau offered to drop the reference margin limit and increase the compensation… Read More

In an effort to have a cabinet full of MPs that will be running in the next federal election, Prime Minister Trudeau announced a cabinet shuffle early Tuesday morning. Although Marie-Claude Bibeau will remain as the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, agriculture could be impacted by several of the moves. Transport  Omar Alghabra, previously Parliamentary… Read More

As we drift into a new year, an opportunity presents itself to refocus and take a fresh look at the issues at hand. Some people make New Year’s resolutions, some think about changes, and others take advantage of the fresh calendar to implement real change to benefit stakeholders and their own position. This restart with… Read More

Speak up and speak positively about not just agriculture, but also about the potential for careers in agriculture, and we’ll see more people take an interest, says young farmer and agriculture advocate Emmett Sawyer, of Acme, Alta. In this LIVE! Q&A host Kara Oosterhuis and Sawyer unpack some of what is happening (slight pandemic interruptions… Read More

Ontario Premier Doug Food offered a sincere thank you to the province’s farmers for helping maintain Ontarians’ confidence in their food supply during COVID-19. “You’ve all pulled your weight and then some during this crisis and I appreciate that,” said Ford during his opening remarks as he helped kick off the virtual 2020 Ontario Federation… Read More

There will be no change atop the agriculture ministry in Saskatchewan following the provincial election two weeks ago. Premier Scott Moe’s new cabinet was sworn in on Monday. David Marit remains Minister of Agriculture and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation. Marit was first elected as MLA for the southwest Saskatchewan riding of Wood… Read More

Tuesday was quite the day trying to cover what was going on with the U.S. election. I have always been a lover of politics, but I find that my interest in the history and current moment are a bit of a passion. The current election is chock full of storylines playing out in front of… Read More