Each province takes a varied approach to land use planning, and we have much to gain if there's better alignment and understanding among us. We are currently in the planning stages of the next federal/provincial/ territorial agricultural framework; perhaps we can weave in funding to support research to identify where the provinces stand on land ownership and usage and give us a better knowledge to be used for elective land use planning.
Manitoba has a large landmass, with a diverse production base and agricultural sector that generates six billion in cash receipts. That information is critical when we discuss how Manitoba addresses the acquisition of farmland.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner