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September 3, 2020

Jeff Nielsen

Letter Welcoming Erin O’Toole

September 2, 2020   Dear Mr. O’Toole,   On behalf of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC), Canada’s national voice for grain farmers, we would like to congratulate you on your recent victory in the election to become Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. We look forward to working with you and your office, and are happy to provide any support we can to brief you and your policy staff on the issues facing our sector.   We greatly ...

September 3, 2020

Jeff Nielsen

Letter Welcoming Finance Minister Freeland

September 1, 2020   Dear Minister Freeland,   On behalf of the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC), Canada’s national voice for grain farmers, we would like to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Minister of Finance.   At GGC, we have long been championing women taking on leadership roles within the agriculture industry, so we are bolstered by the announcement of Canada’s first female Finance Minister.   We also know you have a very direct connection to agriculture, coming ...

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 ...

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