politics

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Progress being made to stabilize food prices in Canada falling on skeptical ears

Feb 29, 2024 | 5:05pm
Canada’s industry minister was defending the government’s actions on trying to force the country’s big grocers to help stabilize food prices.   The Commons Ag Committee is almost done studying the issue for a second time, and on Tuesday Francois Philip Champagne spent an hour trying to convince the committee, progress is being made. “This is […]
Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Bill C-234 in the spotlight as Parliament returns from lengthy break

Jan 29, 2024 | 2:50pm
A private member’s bill that would provide relief for Canadian farmers from the federal carbon tax, on natural gas and propane used for grain drying, will likely dominate discussion on Parliament Hill as MP’s and Senators return to work Monday following the holiday break. Before the break, members of the Senate passed two amendments to […]
Some Senators express disappointment over changes made to Bill C-234

Some Senators express disappointment over changes made to Bill C-234

Dec 14, 2023 | 6:37pm
Bill C-234 is no longer in the hands of the senate. It’s now heading back to the house of commons with amendments tacked on that will have to be reviewed. There were the two amendments brought forward at committee to not include barn heating as part of the exemption and also to reduce the sunset […]
Farm groups disappointed in amendment to Bill C-234

Farm groups disappointed in amendment to Bill C-234

Dec 7, 2023 | 5:39pm
Extreme disappointment is the reaction around the agriculture community, as Bill C-234 was amended to remove the carbon tax exemption for natural gas and propane used to heat & cool barns and other farm buildings. It was a tight vote among Senators – 40 to 39 in favour of the amendment – and once it […]
More debate in the Senate over Bill C-234, but same outcome

More debate in the Senate over Bill C-234, but same outcome

Nov 29, 2023 | 5:10pm
Plenty of debate among Senators but no progress made on Bill C-234, an exemption of the carbon tax for natural gas and propane used for grain drying and heating & cooling of barns. The bill has been in third reading for weeks with some Senators wanting an amendment to exclude fuel used for heating and cooling farm […]
Sask. government forecasting $251 million deficit due to potash prices and drought

Sask. government forecasting $251 million deficit due to potash prices and drought

Nov 27, 2023 | 12:54pm
Deputy Premier and Finance Minister Donna Harpauer presented the 2023-24 Mid-Year Report, revealing that global market conditions, severe drought and potash market dynamics are key factors contributing to a forecasted deficit at mid-year. The Mid-Year Report outlined a deficit of $250.5 million, down $1.3 billion from the budget and $736.1 million from the first quarter. […]
Wheat Growers want no more delays in passing Bill C-234

Wheat Growers want no more delays in passing Bill C-234

Nov 16, 2023 | 4:21pm
The Wheat Growers want Ottawa to stop playing games with Bill C-234 and pass it. The bill that would exempt natural gas and propane used for grain drying and heating & cooling barns from the carbon tax is in 3rd reading in the Senate, but it’s faced delays and bickering from politicians on both sides […]
Another delay facing Bill C-234

Another delay facing Bill C-234

Nov 10, 2023 | 5:07pm
The fix is in.  That was a comment from Senator David Wells, following a raucous session in the senate on Thursday afternoon.  During 3rd reading of bill 234, an amendment was put forward by independent senator Lucie Moncion that had to do with the length of the sunset clause.  It was like an amendment introduced in […]