Western Canadian Wheat Growers Speak Out on the Federal Government

CALGARY, AB: Today the Western Canadian Wheat Growers released an open op-ed entitled: Grain Farmers – The Federal Government’s Forgotten Sector. The op-ed speaks to the challenges that grain farmers are currently facing, both before and during the COVID-19 crisis. Topics include carbon tax, environment, international trade, business risk management, crop insurance, transportation and broadband. […]

Farm, trucking groups call for carbon tax break

In an April 1 news release, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association urged Ottawa to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture. “In the midst of a global pandemic, the federal government is using April Fool’s Day to increase the carbon tax from $20 per tonne to $30 per tonne,” WCWGA said.

Carbon Tax Increase Takes Effect

Darryl Fransoo a Director with the Western Canadian Wheat Growers says a tax increase is foolish right now. “I would even implore them to get rid of it totally in this time where we are facing a big time economic crisis. It’s all the way from the top down and it ends up taking money […]

Federal Carbon Tax To Increase Despite Economic Pain

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association also urged the government to delay the planned increase saying now is not the time to be adding to household expenses. “Our focus should be on the health and economic well-being of all Canadians,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the farm advocacy group.