If the carbon tax is designed to change behaviour and move people toward less carbon-intensive activities, it’s not going to be effective for grain-drying because propane or natural gas are the only two options, said Gunter Jochum, president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers.
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.
Every Canadian province — including Alberta — now has a carbon tax. But the ‘pure politics’ battle isn’t over
But as president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, Jochum says he wants to see the tax program change in a way that shifts the burden from farmers. On Nov. 20, the association launched its “NoFarmCarbonTax” petition, asking the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on farm-related gas use.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers are disappointed in the lack of action coming out of this week’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Agriculture Ministers Meeting. A release from the Wheat Growers says this week’s communiqué from the Ag Ministers meeting shows a federal government that is completely out of touch with grain farmers and the challenges […]