Tag: Chris Warkentin

David Anderson Named Conservative Ag Critic

Southwest Saskatchewan MP and farmer David Anderson has been tapped to look after the agriculture portfolio for the federal Conservatives. He replaced Peace River MP Chris Warkentin as the Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture in the new shadow cabinet announced by leader Rona Ambrose on Thursday. Anderson “has the energy and experience to ensure the… Read more »

$29 Billion Deficit Budget Includes Some Ag Funding

The federal government is finding ways to spend $19 billion more than promised during the election campaign last fall. Some of that money will be spent in agriculture-related areas. Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s first budget, unveiled Tuesday, projects a $29.4 billion deficit in 2016-17 — well beyond the $10 billion deficit outlined by the Liberals leading up to the… Read more »

Warkentin Named Conservative Ag Critic, While Ritz Moves to Trade File

Official Opposition leader Rona Ambrose unveiled the Conservatives’ shadow cabinet on Friday, assigning experienced MPs and former cabinet ministers to new critic roles. Former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has been tapped to serve as International Trade critic, a natural fit following his work on building market access as ag minister. Ritz will closely follow the ongoing country-of-origin… Read more »