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Agricultural consequences of the Liberals’ failures

By Conservative MP Luc Berthold      

While the Liberals are aiming to increase our sales, they are forcing our farmers, ranchers, and producers to pay an additional tax which will lead to lower competitiveness with other countries.

Canada’s farmers and producers need a government that puts them first, and a Conservative government led by Andrew Scheer will do just that, writes Conservative MP Luc Berthold. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Since I was nominated as shadow minister for agriculture and agri-food in August 2017, I have had the privilege to dive head first in a sector that has been, remains, and will be at the heart of Canada’s economic development. Our ancestors were groundbreakers, farming their land and raising cattle to feed their families and start a new life in a new world. Today, there is not one region in Canada where agriculture is not present. The groundbreakers became exporters and innovators, and our agricultural products are now found on store shelves all over the world.

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