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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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'
Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux says he's found it 'much more difficult to get information out of the minister’s officer' since Parliament returned with Chrystia Freeland in charge of the nation's finances.