Alberta MPs meet to assist farmers struggling with harvest

From the left, MPs Chris Warkentin, John Barlow, Martin Shields, Gerald Soroka and Damien Kurek meet to discuss the horrendous harvest farmers have been dealing with this year. ECA Review/Submitted

Damien Kurek, Member of Parliament for Battle River-Crowfoot, met with colleagues from Alberta to address the crisis facing farmers following a growing and harvest season that saw many challenges and was cut short by adverse weather conditions.

“We’re committed to working with our provincial counterparts and the Ministers of Agriculture to ensure farmers make it through this crisis.”

Kurek and his colleagues have committed to immediately act on the following measures demanding that the Trudeau Liberals immediately complete the Business Risk Management Review promised two and a half years ago; have government to make agriculture relief programs more responsive to farmers in need and remove arbitrary boundaries in determining tax relief and benefits.

Also, have the government aggressively work to reopen the Chinese market for Canadian canola and call on the government to halt its plan to impose the carbon tax in Alberta.

These additional costs for natural gas and fuel, used for drying crops and transportation will cause additional harm to struggle farm families.



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