December 6, 2019
OTTAWA (December 6, 2019) - The Grain Growers of Canada Chair Jeff Nielsen today issued the following statement on the Speech from the Throne which was delivered by Governor General Julie Payette Dec. 5. Yesterday’s Speech from the Throne displayed a concerning lack of understanding of the unique needs of Canada’s ...Read More
November 26, 2019
Crucial that government acts now to ensure that the next time strike action is threatened the entire economy is not held hostage. OTTAWA (November 26, 2019) - The Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are pleased to hear that CN and the Union representing CN workers, Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC), have reached ...Read More
November 11, 2019
Originally published in the Western Producer, November 7, 2019
I am a western Canadian. I was born in Winnipeg, and have lived in Alberta for more than 20 years.
I now live and work in Ottawa — and right now, it is a complicated place to be.
In the aftermath of the Oct. 21 federal ...Read More
October 11, 2018
Dear Minister MacAulay,
As you are no doubt aware, this fall is proving to be a challenging one for grain farmers across Canada. From coast to coast farmers continue to face adverse weather that is having a significant impact on their ability to make progress with harvest.
It is becoming ...Read More
“As a farmer, I have been fortunate to take part in international trade missions, promoting Canadian grain and seeing firsthand just how in demand our products are. Canada is a trade-dependent country and our farmers can sustainably produce enough grain for export. As such, we need governments to ensure that we have strong free trade agreements (like CETA) that reduce barriers to key markets and keep Canadian grain moving.”