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March 23, 2020

A statement from Grain Growers of Canada executive director Erin Gowriluk

In response to today's announcement by the federal government, we would like to extend our appreciation for their recognition of the essential role that farmers play in our economy.

On behalf of Canada's grain farmers, we will continue to advocate for more comprehensive business risk management programs to ensure farmers have meaningful support during challenging times. These measures should include direct stimulus through existing funding mechanisms.

The bottom line is that farmers need tools to succeed – not the freedom to ...

March 11, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada seek support from Senate on Bill S-215

(Ottawa, Ontario) March 11, 2020 – Upon news that Senator Diane Griffin has brought forward Senate Public Bill S-215 for debate, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) are calling on all Senators to support the bill which would exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

“We are very pleased that Sen. Griffin has brought forward this legislation so early in the parliamentary session,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen. “This bill lessens the burden of the carbon tax on our farmer members ...

February 20, 2020

Grain Growers of Canada support senate bill to exempt natural gas and propane from carbon tax

 

(OTTAWA) Feb. 20, 2020 – The Grain Growers of Canada (GCC) strongly support the Senate Public Bill S-215 brought forward by Senator Diane Griffin to exempt natural gas and propane from the carbon tax.

“This past year’s harvest from hell was difficult for grain growers across this country,” said GGC chair Jeff Nielsen. “We are so pleased that Senator Griffin brought forth this bill to recognize that farmers need immediate relief from the mounting costs to our bottom line.”

The bill ...

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