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Farmers fare better under right-of-centre governments

Conservative governments talk fiscal restraint but they are pretty liberal when it comes to helping farmers

Anew study shows liberal fiscal policies for agriculture are common under Conservative leadership. Tor Tolhurst and Shuang Li, M.Sc. students, FARE and John Cranfield, professor, FARE examined the seemingly contradictory nature of Conservative fiscal support for farmers. Known for espousing small government and fiscal conservatism, Conservative governments in Canada have instead shown a consistently “leviathan” […] Read more