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Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act  , various attempts have been made by producers, communities, farm organizations, governments and others to correct or at least to try to offset that imbalance. The strongest effort, and certainly the most successful, has come through the Canadian Wheat Board. After a number of dubious

October 20th, 2011House debate

Ralph GoodaleLiberal

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act  Madam Speaker, we should not even be debating Bill C-18 today. Alongside tens of thousands of western Canadian farmers, members on this side of the House await the plebiscite the Conservative government is legally required to hold under section 47.1 of the Canadian Wheat Board

October 19th, 2011House debate

Frank ValerioteLiberal

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to speak to Bill C-18. However, I am disheartened by the method the government is using to kill the Canadian Wheat Board and deny farmers their legitimate say in the process. This attack on a Canadian institution that was placed under

October 24th, 2011House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act   trying to do away with science and technology. What we have, in this case, are two ministers who are doing the direct opposite and doing everything within their power to smear the Canadian Wheat Board. It is for that reason that I want to put a couple of things on the record so

November 18th, 2011House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege on an issue which I believe constitutes a contempt of the House by the government in relation to the publicly stated efforts of the government to undermine the Canadian Wheat Board with the intent to destroy the Canadian Wheat Board

September 19th, 2011House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act  Mr. Speaker, for over 60 years the Canadian Wheat Board has provided an essential service to farmers throughout the Prairies. Today is indeed a sad day, as we see the government has made the decision to limit debate in an attempt to force the bill to the next level. We need

October 24th, 2011House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Business of Supply  , it was not one the government was willing to afford the producers most meaningfully impacted by its reckless decision to kill the single desk marketing and sales arm of the Canadian Wheat Board. More than the disenfranchisement of western wheat and barley growers, this is about

October 25th, 2011House debate

Frank ValerioteLiberal

Fair Rail Freight Service Act  Mr. Speaker, I find the member's perspective very interesting. I could take a look at what Pierre Elliott Trudeau did for western Canada and compare that to what the current Prime Minister has done. Has the member ever heard of the Canadian Wheat Board? Did he ever represent

May 23rd, 2013House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Business of Supply  ; and recognizing this right, the House calls on the government to set aside its legislation abolishing the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) single desk and to conduct a full and free vote by all current members of the CWB to determine their wishes, and calls on the government to agree to honour

October 25th, 2011House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, the Canadian Wheat Board has served the prairie farmer for over six decades now. All in all, we would find overwhelming support for that Wheat Board over that period of time. The Canadian Wheat Board has been highly successful at garnering a wonderful brand

October 25th, 2011House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Agricultural Growth Act  Mr. Speaker, I enjoyed the member's well-thought-out remarks, and he is absolutely right: this has been a government of reckless decisions, especially when it comes to agriculture. We now know that there has been a $5 billion loss in sales through the Canadian Wheat Board

June 17th, 2014House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Privilege   today. The government has tried to use some fancy language in the bill, but in summary, the bill would change the governing structure of the Canadian Wheat Board. The Conservatives say that the new act continues the Canadian Wheat Board but changes it with the marketing of grain

October 18th, 2011House debate

Wayne EasterLiberal

Privilege   privileges have been violated as a result of our participation in the Minister of Agriculture's single-minded mission to dismantle the Wheat Board without first consulting with and determining the will of western Canadian wheat and barley farmers, as he remains required to do. In light

December 8th, 2011House debate

Frank ValerioteLiberal

Dairy Producers   trusting the Conservative government on the issue. It was not that long ago, for example, when a Conservative government felt that the Canadian Wheat Board had a valuable role to play in the Prairies. In certain situations, the government said that to the grain farmers. It said ‚Äútrust

May 28th, 2014House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal

Extension of Sitting Hours   budget bills, where there are literally changes being made to 30 or 40 pieces of legislation and it allowed a few hours of debate. We can talk about the Canadian Wheat Board, where it allowed a few hours of debate before closing down the Wheat Board. We can talk about the pooled

May 27th, 2014House debate

Kevin LamoureuxLiberal