The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association (WCWGA) is expressing a number of frustrations with the federal government. President Gunter Jochum says a big concern is the carbon tax.
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. […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers call upon the federal government to eliminate the carbon tax on agriculture by recognizing the carbon storage that we create annually. “It is imperative that we keep our grain farmers competitive globally, especially at a time such as this,” says Gunter Jochum, president of WCWG.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is calling on Ottawa to roll-back the ten dollar a ton hike in the federal carbon tax, which came into effect Wednesday. Wheat Growers Chair Daryl Fransoo of Glaslyn says the 50 percent hike in the carbon tax is bad timing when the economy is in facing a major pandemic, […]
The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association had urged the government to delay the planned increase. “Now is not the time to be to be adding to our household expenses,” said Gunter Jochum, president of the farm advocacy group.