When Ryan Jespersen sits down with the Prime Minister of Canada, what answers does he get? Last week, we all got to hear some speaking-note-free answers from Justin Trudeau on Jespersen’s show, Real Talk. While he didn’t get to ask ALL the questions he wanted, the Edmonton-based host did tease out some insight from the… Read More

Senators intent on blocking Bill C-234 re-introduced an already-defeated amendment hours after a separate amendment was voted down on Tuesday. It’s the latest move by senators aligned with the Liberal government to obstruct the private member’s bill that would remove the federal carbon levy from natural gas and propane used on farms. First, Senator Lucie… Read More

Agricultural exports from Canada are once again facing uncertainty due to geopolitical events, as the temperature of the relationship between the Canada and Indian governments has rapidly risen over the past week. Potash fertilizer and red lentils — both mainly produced in Saskatchewan — were Canada’s second and third largest exports to India in 2022,… Read More

The prime minister and his cabinet are in Charlottetown, PEI this week for their first retreat since the major cabinet shuffle in late July. At some point before Parliament resumes in September, possibly this week, the PM is expected to publish a new round of mandate letters for each member of cabinet, including Lawrence MacAulay,… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to the very first episode of RealAg on the Weekend, airing every Saturday at 4 pm on Saskatchewan radio stations 650 CKOM Saskatoon and 980 CJME Regina. On this episode, host Shaun Haney is joined by Kara Oosterhuis of RealAgriculture to discuss some take aways from Commodity Classic. You will also… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio! On today’s show we will hear from four political party leaders from the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s annual general meeting in Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre NDP leader Jagmeet Singh; and Green Party leader Elizabeth May. Plus, don’t miss the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended the Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s annual general meeting in Ottawa on Monday, delivering a 10 minute speech before taking questions from the audience for approximately half an hour. Trudeau was asked about a wide range of topics, including helping farmers cope with the increased production costs, grassland preservation, the fertilizer… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced several new pieces of the Canadian government’s yet-to-be-released Indo-Pacific Strategy while in Thailand for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Friday. The announcement included $31.8 million designated to establish Canada’s first agriculture trade office in the region to “increase and diversify agriculture and agri-food exports to the… Read More

The Canadian government is contributing $50 million to help prevent grain in Ukraine from going to waste. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the funding while attending the G7 leader meeting in Germany on Sunday. “Canada has valuable experience in grain storage. The knowledge and experience of our farmers will be very useful. We will continue… Read More

A lot is being made of this week’s NDP/Liberal supportive arrangement. It’s a sort-of coalition government, though not officially. The idea is that the Liberals will be supported in confidence motions and budget approvals by the NDP, and in return the NDP will gain support for its pharma and dentistry plans. The result, if the… Read More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued mandate letters to his ministers, outlining the Liberal government’s priorities for the session of Parliament that started last month. The letters were made public on Thursday (Dec. 16), 51 days after the cabinet was sworn in, and the second last day of sitting in the House of Commons before… Read More

 

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