The Saskatchewan Party has entered political dynasty territory after winning a fourth consecutive provincial election on Monday. With mail-in ballots still to be counted, the latest tally from Elections Saskatchewan shows Scott Moe’s SaskParty team holding 50 seats and 63 per cent of the popular vote, with the opposition New Democrats winning or leading in… Read More

RealAgriculture is pleased to present Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum. This special presentation, brought to you by Access Communications, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Saskatchewan Farm Stewardship Association (SFSA), is hosted by our own Shaun Haney. The question and answer program is sponsored by Saskatchewan Egg Producers, Saskatchewan Pork Development Board,… Read More

If you farm in Saskatchewan, mark your calendars for “Growing Agriculture: 2020 Saskatchewan Provincial Election Forum” set for the week of October 19 to 25, 2020. Moderated and hosted by our own Shaun Haney, the question and answer program is brought to you by Access Communications, Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Saskatchewan Farm… Read More

On Wednesday, the 43rd Parliament of Canada returned after a one month prorogation by the governing Liberals and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. To begin the latest session, Governor General Julie Payette delivered a nearly hour-long speech to offer our first peek into the legislative priorities and issues of focus for the parliament session. Conservative leader… Read More

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau says her government’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard will be “a great opportunity” for farmers, but she acknowledges the policy needs further consultation. The government is planning to introduce regulations to support the policy, which is designed to incentivize the use of lower carbon fuels such as ethanol or biodiesel, this… Read More

Saskatchewan’s election is coming up on October 26, 2020. The Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS) has released a set of proposals designed to get candidates from all political parties thinking about how best to support Saskatchewan’s agricultural sector. “Agriculture has ended up being a major driver of the economy during COVID-19,” says farmer and… Read More

With the appointment of Lianne Rood as the shadow minister of agriculture this week, I think there will be a change in approach regarding agricultural issues between now and an election. Like her predecessor John Barlow, Rood has a strong background in agriculture and an eye on eventually being the minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food… Read More

The federal government needs to step up and fix its business risk management programs for farmers. It should also consider paying farmers for soil management practices that sequester carbon, invest in rural internet, and partner with other countries that trade with China to gain leverage on international markets. That’s according to federal New Democrat agriculture… Read More

In a leadership race finale that stretched well into the early hours of August 24th, Erin O’Toole emerged victorious. O’Toole, Member of Parliament for Ontario’s Durham riding, succeeds Andrew Scheer as Conservative Party leader. He defeated party co-founder Peter MacKay on the third ballot. Leslyn Lewis, who received the most votes in the majority of… Read More

This week there was a small but significant cabinet shuffle that will prove very impactful on how Canada steers through the remaining COVID-19 economic challenges. Chrystia Freeland was sworn in as finance minister after the resignation of Bill Morneau. With such a big change at the most senior levels of the cabinet, it may create… Read More

 

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