William Pallister

William operates the family farm with his dad and brother near his hometown of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He’s proud of his roots – being the 5th generation to farm in the local area. As well as other crops, their main focus is in edible bean production.

William graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba before returning to complete his Degree in Agribusiness, graduating in 2017, where he was the recipient of the University Gold Medal in Agricultural and Food Sciences, awarded for outstanding achievement in the faculty.

He knows that it was the right policies that provided the opportunity for the pioneers to build this country, and it will be the right policies going forward that will allow future generations to prosper.


Tax Changes



William in the Media

Western Canadian farmers push back against federal carbon tax

Manitoba Director William Pallister speaks with Global News about the cost of the carbon tax on agriculture.

Liberal cabinet to talk Western priorities in Winnipeg retreat

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his inner circle are on a three-day retreat in Winnipeg, where Western alienation is a hot topic. As Abigail Bimman reports, Trudeau and his cabinet are focusing on building bridges in provinces where they have plenty of political enemies.

Farmers can’t get bills paid for next year’s crop without C-49: Wheat farmer

William Pallister, director of grain industry association Western Canadian Wheat Growers, reacts to the plan unveiled by CN Rail to lay double tracks in order to deal with a backlog in grain shipments. He says interswitching will help increase competition between the two railways companies.

Manitoba budget contains multimillion-dollar conservation trust

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association welcomed the increase in the small-business tax deduction to $500,000 from $450,000 announced in the budget. “This will put Manitoba in line with the other Prairie provinces,” association director William Pallister said in a news release, but the association worries about the “devastating” carbon tax.

Highlighting agriculture in Manitoba’s 2018 budget

Increasing the tax exemption will “put Manitoba in line with the other Prairie provinces,” William Pallister, a director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, said in a statement.

Wheat Growers Welcome Tax Announcement In Budget 2018

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is welcoming at least one announcement that was included in the 2018 provincial budget.