John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, Alberta, is back as Agriculture and Agri-Food critic in Erin O’Toole’s shadow cabinet. The Leader of the Official Opposition also added food security to Barlow’s purview. Barlow had served in the role under previous Conservative leader, Andrew Scheer. Ontario MP Lianne Rood, who previously held the critic role… Read More

While it’s possible roles and responsibilities will be shuffled around, nearly all of the familiar faces when it comes to agriculture policy in Ottawa were re-elected on Monday. Agriculture minister re-elected Incumbent Liberal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau was re-elected in her riding of Compton-Stanstead in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, defeating the Bloc challenger by… Read More

Thanks for tuning in to this Tuesday edition of RealAg Radio. On today’s show you’ll hear: Doug Chorney, newly appointed chief commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission; Lianne Rood, shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food for the Conservative Party of Canada; and, Glen Hodgson, of the C.D. Howe Institute Thoughts on something we talked about… Read More

Today’s show features interviews and discussion from September through October. You’ll hear from: Glyn Chancey, executive director of the CSGA, on the Seeds Canada vote; Lianne Rood, shadow minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food for the Conservative Party; Alexandra Posadzki, telecom reporter for the Globe and Mail, on faster internet speeds in rural communities using low-earth… 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

 

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