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Grain growing, left-wing politics, and failing at self-serve poutine

By Shruti Shekar      

The Grain Growers of Canada and Broadbent Institute provided some reasons to be social in the capital last week.

Grain Growers of Canada's President Jeff Nielsen chats with Liberal MP Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, at the Grain Growers reception. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright.

Despite the horrible rainy weather that Ottawa saw last week, it didn’t keep MPs—or me—away from a couple of key events. It started with the Grain Growers of Canada hosting its reception at the Métropolitain Brasserie on Tuesday, April 4. The agriculture sector always hosts the best parties, for obvious reasons—food, food, and more food. About 100 guests showed up, and I bumped into many familiar faces, including Canadian Federation of Agriculture’s President Ron Bonnett, and first vice-president Norm Hall. I

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