"We’re putting carbon back in the ground, yet it’s the flavor of the day for the politicians. It’s a new way for them to tax. I mean, you can sugarcoat it. You can put the lipstick on the pig, as they say, but this is nothing more than a brand new tax scheme. We’re fighting [...]
“Grain growers in Manitoba are a good news story for the environment, including as a carbon sink,” he said. “A carbon tax, whether direct or indirect, would drive up costs for farmers and hurt the entire agriculture sector, from the field right to the kitchen table.”
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and the Canadian Taxpayers Federation have joined forces with a national group called AxeTheCarbonTax.ca to form the Manitobans Against Carbon Taxes Coalition and fight any carbon reduction scheme that involves taxing commodities such as fuel.
“Grain growers in Manitoba are a good news story for the environment, including as a carbon sink,” added Gunter Jochum, Manitoba director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
Matt Sawyer thinks the motivation behind the carbon tax was to get pipelines approved, not to help the environment
The director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association says he doesn't know any farmers who support the tax.
The Canadian Grain Commission’s large surplus from user fees over the last few years needs be drawn down and returned to farmers, says the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
The Canadian Grain Commission has built up a surplus of nearly $100 million since 2013-14 through excess user fees collected from Canadian grain farmers. That surplus has prompted the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association to call for surplus fees to be immediately returned to grain farmers.
Farm groups say they think federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau heard their concerns about moving grain by rail and they’ll wait to see if changes are on track. Garneau and federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay held a meeting Thursday in Saskatoon with more than a dozen farm groups as part of the development of a [...]
The Pesticide Risk Reduction Program acknowledges the contribution of Kenton Possberg and the Wheat Growers for its assistance.