Steinbach, MB – Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher, is marking the one-year anniversary of China banning Canadian canola imports by calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand up for our farmers.
“An entire year has gone by since China began blocking imports of Canadian canola,” Falk said. “The Liberals have failed to respond with the tough, principled leadership necessary to get our canola back to market.”
Canadian-grown canola contributes $26.7 billion to the Canadian economy each year. This includes over 250,000 jobs and $11.2 billion in wages. Canola is also a Canadian invention – developed here through the ingenuity and hard of Canadians.
“Canola represents a powerful force in our economy, including our local economy here in southeast Manitoba,” Falk said.
However, farmers have faced a series of challenges over the last number of months – from last year’s tough harvest season, the trade dispute with China, the Liberal carbon tax, and the illegal rail blockades.
“Our farmers are suffering through no fault of their own,” Falk added. “Mr. Trudeau needs to kick it into high gear, use every tool at his disposal, and help our farmers facing a cash-flow crisis in order to save the upcoming season.”