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May 29, 2020

Jeff Nielsen, Erin Gowriluk

Grain Growers of Canada’s Comments to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food regarding the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Jeff Nielsen, Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada: Thank you, Mr. Chair, and Members of the committee for the opportunity to be here today. My name is Jeff Nielsen, and I calling in from my farm near Olds, Alberta. I am the Chair of the Grain Growers of Canada, which provides a strong national voice for grain, oilseed and pulse producers through our 15 provincial, regional and national grower groups. To put it simply, we are extremely disappointed with the ...

March 2, 2020

Jeff Nielsen

Open Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re: Rail Blockades

On February 29, 2020 Grain Growers of Canada sent the following letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding the ongoing rail blockades which are resulting in disastrous slowdowns in the movement of grain. Following the 2019 Harvest From Hell the further impacts of the carbon tax, farmers are not able to weather any further disruptions to their income and competitiveness. PDF ------------- Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Over the last three weeks, illegal railroad blockades have caused serious economic hardship for our nation. In ...

November 11, 2019

Erin K. Gowriluk

GGC Op-Ed – Farm group vows to work with government

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 election, the Conservatives hold every riding in Alberta and Saskatchewan — except one. While this certainly sends a strong message to Ottawa, it also has western Canadian farmers rightfully feeling at ...

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