On Thursday, Feb. 28, the Senate adopted “Feast or Famine: Impacts of Climate Change and carbon Pricing on Agriculture, Agri-food and Forestry,” a report of the Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. During my speech in the Senate Chamber prior to the adoption of the report, I referenced an article that ran on the front page of The Western Producer on Feb. 7. Entitled “Carbon tax estimates uncertain,” the piece details the results of an Access to Information request filed by the Producer regarding projected costs of carbon pricing for farmers. In particular, the Producer was hoping to get some clarity on how carbon pricing will impact the costs of fertilizer and rail transportation.
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