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Ontario minimum wage increases concern farmers

Changes to the way labour is regulated and paid for in Ontario will have detrimental effects on farm profitability, say farm organizations. Premier Kathleen Wynne and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announced the changes this week, outlining the proposed legislation after a review of the acts that govern labour in Ontario was completed. The largest impact […] Read more


Alberta’s top agriculture politicians pledge to work together

Agriculture Minister Oneil Carlier says he and Wildrose critic 
Rick Strankman ‘both have the same goal in mind’

The NDP’s majority win was a big surprise, and now Alberta’s new ag minister and his chief critic have another one — they want to work together. Oneil Carlier, a rookie politician now in charge of both agriculture and forestry, and Wildrose ag critic, Rick Strankman both told Alberta Farmer they’d rather work together than […] Read more