Grain Growers of Canada push for farmers’ priorities ahead of historic election

August 16, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – In response to Sunday’s federal election announcement, the Grain Growers of Canada have created a video demonstrating the priorities for the grain sector as Canadians consider the future for our country.

“This video highlights the support we need to unlock Canada’s limitless potential for agriculture,” explained GGC chair Andre Harpe, from his farm in Alberta’s Peace Country region. “All we need is a willing partner from our next federal government – whoever that may be.”

With mention of key areas, such as business risk management, research funding, and breaking down barriers to trade, the video (and more fulsome platform priorities document) provides legislators and bureaucrats with practical and achievable solutions for agriculture as we move into a post-pandemic economic recovery.

“Our message here is that farmers are ready to get to work,” added Harpe. “We are already at the forefront when it comes to creating wealth and economic growth, while leading our nation’s fight against climate change. Now it is time to take another step forward.”

Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry is a key driver of Canada’s economy. It contributes over $142 billion (6.7%) to Canada’s GDP annually and employs 2.3 million people.

To watch the election priorities video, click here. The French version is available here.

To read the election priorities documents, click below.



For more information

Cole Christensen
Communications Manager
P: 204-804-3333

Grain Growers of Canada provides a strong national voice for over 65,000 active and successful grain, oilseed and pulse producers through its 15 provincial, regional and national grower groups. Our mission and mandate are to pursue a policy environment that maximizes global competitiveness and to influence federal policy on behalf of independent Canadian grain farmers and their associations.