The time to work with farmers on climate action is now. Our jobs depend on it.
Canada's farmers are resilient and hard-working. They wouldn't be farming if they didn't care about the crucial role agriculture can play in building a better Canada. But there's a thin line between success and failure on the farm, and climate change is a wildcard that's a threat to all of us.
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For many Canadian farmers, the focus on climate change in the recent election campaigns missed the mark.
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'The government has heard Canadians’ concerns that the world is increasingly uncertain, and that the economy is changing,' the Throne Speech read. 'And in this context, regional needs and differences really matter.'
But a Conservative source is decrying public criticism of Andrew Scheer's leadership, saying it will only create the kind of schisms that will set the party back and that former leader Stephen Harper worked to avoid.