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View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 16:25
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Lobb, for the attention you have paid again to our farm community. I want to thank you for bringing this very important issue forward to our agriculture committee.
Last year, when I was on the finance committee, we passed Larry Maguire's Bill C-208, which allowed farmers to successfully transition their farms to their children with the same favourable tax treatment as selling it to a third party. A lot of these transitions to the next generation still mean that the second generation has to be highly leveraged.
I'm wondering if you considered the impact of highly leveraged young farmers when you presented your idea in this private member's bill.
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 16:27
Would you, Mr. Lobb, be of the opinion that farmers would use fuels unnecessarily?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 16:28
Right.
I've talked to a bunch of young farmers in my riding about heating chicken barns and hog barns in the winter. Certainly here in Manitoba it becomes very cold. We get those cold prairie winds. They have no choice but to use either propane or diesel fuel to heat their facilities and to keep their livestock warm. I haven't talked to one of them who would incur that expense if it weren't absolutely necessary. I also talked to grain farmers. I haven't talked to any grain farmers who fire up that grain dryer unless it's absolutely necessary, because it actually takes money straight off the bottom line.
This is a simple way. We've recognized the importance of farming by exempting farm fuels for use on cropping, and we should extend that then to the drying of that cropping. I think that's just common sense. If we recognize the importance of farming, then we need to extend it all the way and make sure that for livestock facilities and also grain dryers, we have the same exemption in place.
I really appreciate your comments on food sovereignty.
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 16:29
Yes. I'd like Mr. Barlow to ask a question.
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 17:19
Thank you very much.
Ms. Kim, I'd like to just ask you a few questions.
You're from the Department of Agriculture. Do you believe that farmers would incur the costs of heating barns or drying grain unnecessarily?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 17:20
You're not answering the question, Ms. Kim. I asked you if they would heat it unnecessarily. That's a yes or a no question.
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 17:20
No, I wouldn't think so. Right now for drying grain, natural gas or propane is principally used, as it is for heating barns. Are there any viable alternatives in Manitoba and Saskatchewan?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-16 17:20
I'll move to the Department of Finance and Mr. Jovanovic.
You indicated that the average farm entity incurs about $800 a year in carbon tax expenses. I don't know what kind of farms you would be referring to, but I've talked to broiler farmers and hog farmers in my riding, and they're incurring costs of $10,000 plus per year. These are not overly large farms.
Do you think what you've represented to this committee—that these farmers are double dipping—is really fair?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-13 12:40
Thank you, Mr. Epp.
Thank you to all of our witness.
Mr. Saik and Mr. Epp, like you, all four of my grandparents come from Ukraine as well, from southern Ukraine.
I would like to direct my questions to Mr. Ruest today.
Mr. Ruest, Richardson's has some assets in my riding, including their research farm in Glenlea, and you do a tremendous amount of good work there.
There were two things you mentioned in your presentation.
The first thing is that there need to be policies changed that would promote agriculture growth and increased yields. You also said that we need to grow as much as quickly and as soon as we can when it comes to food production.
You talked about impediments in policy that we have here in Canada, but you also talked about infrastructure. Where is the bottleneck in our infrastructure and where should we prioritize investments, and also about policies...? Could you address those two things?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-13 12:42
Also, to some of the policies Canada has that you see are detrimental to agriculture...?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-09 17:37
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, to the officials, for stretching your day out for us and providing us with this useful testimony.
Earlier in the week we heard from a member of Parliament of Ukraine, Yulia Klymenko, that she believed there was a plan to create this food shortage and crisis, and that the plan would see massive migration from northern African countries, Asian countries and Arab countries into the European area in an attempt to politically destabilize that area by overwhelming their social system. You seem to suggest that this is maybe something you would agree with, Mr. MacDougall. Is that correct?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-09 17:38
Okay.
This question may be better answered by Ms. Denham. We talk a lot about Ukraine being the breadbasket and we recognize that they're a major grain producer, but they also have a vibrant livestock slaughtering/processing value-added industry. Do you have any comment on how that industry is faring during this difficult time?
View Ted Falk Profile
CPC (MB)
View Ted Falk Profile
2022-06-09 17:39
You're welcome to answer it as well, Mr. MacDougall, whoever is best suited.
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