Lawrence MacAulay

Follow-ups: Ag Minister Marit on AgriRecovery, Ag Water Stewardship Policy, Trade Trip to Mexico

Follow-ups: Ag Minister Marit on AgriRecovery, Ag Water Stewardship Policy, Trade Trip to Mexico

Oct 4, 2023 | 3:37pm
Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister David Marit is still awaiting word from Ottawa regarding their contribution to AgriRecovery. In late-August, the province announced $70-million towards the program to help producers who were impacted by drought conditions. Marit says the last conversation he had with his federal counterpart Lawrence MacAulay, he’d hoped to have an answer by the […]
Bill C-234 will be the topic of conversation in the Senate again

Bill C-234 will be the topic of conversation in the Senate again

Sep 20, 2023 | 4:39pm
A bill that exempts the federal carbon tax from grain drying and heating barns will be up for discussion again tomorrow (Thurs) in the Senate. Bill C-234 almost made it across the finish line back in June, when two liberal leaning senators, including Senator Pierre Delphond of Quebec, demanded further discussion on an issue that’s […]
Vice-President of CFA Paying Attention to various ag issues as Parliament resumes

Vice-President of CFA Paying Attention to various ag issues as Parliament resumes

Sep 18, 2023 | 4:54pm
Like back to school for kids, it’s back to Parliament for politicians from all political stripes. Today (Monday) was the first day of the fall session for MP’s. From an agricultural perspective, what’s old is new again as it’ll be Lawrence MacAulay’s first sitting as Federal Agriculture Minister since he replaced Marie-Claude Bibeau. Vice President of the Canadian Federation […]
Recycling Lawrence MacAulay a poor choice

Recycling Lawrence MacAulay a poor choice

Jul 31, 2023 | 11:30am
It’s back to the future. Lawrence MacAulay has returned as federal agriculture minister. Despite the warm words of welcome from farm organizations across the country, I suspect the actual response was surprise followed by a collective groan. No farm organization wants to poison their relationship with the old/new agriculture minister by saying what they really […]
Lawrence MacAulay back as Federal Agriculture Minister

Lawrence MacAulay back as Federal Agriculture Minister

Jul 26, 2023 | 2:43pm
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is going back to a familiar face to take on the Agriculture portfolio. Lawrence MacAulay is back as Federal Ag Minister, replacing Marie-Claude Bibeau. MacAulay, who was once the Agriculture Minister until 2019 when Bibeau took his place, was previously the Minister of Veterans Affairs; Bibeau has been shuffled over to […]