CALGARY, AB: The Western Canadian Wheat Growers is pleased that one more province has rejected the proposed federal carbon tax. Manitoba has listened to its citizens across the province and opposed federal interference.
“The Wheat Growers Association has argued for years that a tax on food production will hurt farmers, take away from our narrow margins, and cost consumers more in the long run”, stated Gunter Jochum, Director.
Manitoba joins Saskatchewan, Ontario and PEI in opposing the federal carbon tax program. Farmers care for their land and the crops they produce, creating a huge carbon sink for which they should be recognized and rewarded.
“We have heard from thousands of farmers from across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba that have voiced their concern and opposition to a carbon tax. It is good that our elected officials are hearing and recognizing these very real concerns”, said Levi Wood, President.