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International Trade  Mr. Speaker, Canadians are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, yet Canada's poultry, egg and turkey farmers are still waiting for support measures that they have been promised by the Liberal government as a result of trade concessions. The government is not acting thankful t

October 8th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

International Trade  Mr. Speaker, it has been reported that the U.S. trade representative is contemplating putting protectionist measures on Canadian blueberries. The B.C. Blueberry Council has been forced to hire a legal team because of the Liberal government's routine trade relations blunders. The

October 8th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Agriculture in Alberta  Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleagues from Bow River and Lakeland in Alberta for taking me on a tour to meet with dozens of producers and farmers last week. There is so much to be proud of when it comes to Alberta's contribution to Canada's agriculture sector, but th

October 8th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I would like to point out that most of the new money put out by the government was reallocated from other programs already budgeted for under every year's budget. As for the carbon tax, I have had the opportunity to meet with farmers already from across the countr

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, this is just another example of how the government keeps telling farmers it is going to do something and we have not seen any actions. Dairy farmers have been promised compensation under some of the trade agreements, such as CPTPP and CETA, and have yet to see any

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I look forward to continuing to work with the member on the agriculture committee, and hopefully we will be able to have those meetings. As you mentioned, we also had some emergency meetings planned prior to prorogation to hear from our friends in the supply mana

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, likewise, I am hopeful that the government will recognize the urgent need to sit down with beef and pork producers and processors to find actionable solutions to solve the processing capacity bottleneck, especially in Ontario. Aside from the immediate reduction in

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Resumption of Debate on Address in Reply  Madam Speaker, I am proud to be the voice for my constituents of Lambton—Kent—Middlesex and, now, the new shadow minister of agriculture and agri-food on behalf of farmers and agricultural producers. It is a tremendous honour and responsibility that I do not take lightly. Over

September 25th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Agriculture  Mr. Speaker, farmers take pride in being stewards of their land, ensuring it is sustainable for generations to come while lowering carbon emissions. While their campaign speech yesterday recognized these efforts, the Liberals' words still do not match their actions. To date, gr

September 24th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

Agriculture  Mr. Speaker, the agriculture industry has been through a lot, even before the pandemic. The pandemic has made existing problems worse and added new ones. Whether it is competitiveness, market access, processing capacity or reduced production, farmers have needed an action plan f

September 24th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, No. 2  Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to be here today representing my constituents in Lambton—Kent—Middlesex as we all work together here to help Canadians who need support right now. I have many farmers in my riding who grow fresh produce. I know farmers do grow a lot in Quebec as well

April 11th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic  Mr. Chair, ornamental horticulture greenhouse growers are facing a crisis across Canada as nurseries and garden centres are not opening, leaving more than $2 billion in plant inventories. What initiatives is the government discussing to address this sector, which does not quali

April 11th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic  Mr. Chair, last week the government insinuated China's ban on Canadian canola seed had been resolved. However, according to the Canola Council of Canada, only current levels of imports would continue. Imports are down 70%, $1 billion less than historical levels. Has China agreed

April 11th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic  Mr. Chair, Canadians are losing their jobs. Small businesses are struggling more than ever right now, yet the government increased the carbon tax on April 1. Will the government reverse this increase?

April 11th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative

COVID-19 Pandemic  Mr. Chair, the government has been promising a review of business risk management programs since 2015. Farmers need immediate assistance as they are facing a cash flow crisis while trying to buy their inputs for this year's crops. Measures offered thus far have only put them furt

April 11th, 2020House debate

Lianne RoodConservative