The governing Liberals are coming off a rather tumultuous week where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s less than stellar visit to India ended with him stranded for an extra two days in the country. Conversely, the Conservative Party is coming off of a well-attended and energetic convention held last week in Quebec City. Both parties are… Read More

Pierre Poilievre, leader of the official opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada, spoke at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture annual general meeting held at Ottawa earlier this week. Before he hit the stage, RealAgriculture’s Shaun Haney spoke with Poilievre to capture his thoughts on where he thinks the current government is failing the agriculture… Read More

After losing a leadership vote earlier this week, Erin O’Toole’s short-lived leadership of the federal Conservative Party of Canada has come to an end. O’Toole says he intends to stay on as a Member of Parliament. A vote on February 2nd saw Candace Bergen, Manitoba MP for the Portage—Lisgar riding, step in as interim leader…. Read More

Conservative Party of Canada leader Erin O’Toole unveiled the party’s climate plan on Thursday (April 15). The party says independent analysis, conducted by Navius Research, found the plan would be expected to achieve substantially the same emissions reductions by 2030 as the Liberal government’s current plan, with the intention of creating jobs and growing the… 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

What would the Conservative Party of Canada do with AgriStability and other business risk programs? Does this current Liberal government understand agriculture at all? What can farmers expect to change when the U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement comes into effect July 1? If the answers to any of those questions interest you, check out this RealAg LIVE! segment… Read More

Andrew Scheer has announced his resignation as leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Scheer made the announcement in the House of Commons December 12, 2019. The news isn’t a shock to many, as the leader lost the latest election to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; however, Scheer did vow less than three weeks ago to retain… Read More

Alberta MP John Barlow will step in on the agriculture file for the first session of the 43rd Parliament, replacing MP Luc Berthold as Agriculture and Agri-Food shadow minister. Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer named Barlow to the post while moving Berthold to shadow minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Originally from Saskatchewan, Barlow… Read More

It’s not often that the federal agriculture minister gets together in one room with opposing critics to talk about agriculture. Ahead of the 43rd election, the Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) held an agriculture leaders debate where the four main parties — the Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party, Liberal Party, and NDP — stand… Read More

 

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