Day: March 24, 2020

Jobs still available on farms, industry groups say

Western Canadian Wheat Growers executive director Dave Quist said food security is of the “upmost importance” in the current COVID-19-induced shutdown. “The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are supportive of hiring Canadians whenever and wherever possible,” he said in an email to iPolitics, though added that grain farmers require many trained skills for technical equipment, horticulture expertise [...]

Federal Carbon Tax Implementation Must Be Cancelled

CALGARY, AB: With the April 1 implementation deadline looming, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers are calling for the federal government to eliminate the move to increase the carbon tax from $20 to $30/tonne for those provinces under the federal backstop. “The Canadian economy is facing a serious challenge. Adding a 50% increase in the carbon […]