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Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, it is disappointing to see grocery stores imposing these costly fees that fall on Canadian producers, who are working hard to feed Canadians. We are open to discussing the issue at the next meeting of the ministers of agriculture, which will take place shortly. Howev

November 19th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, in August 2019, we announced a compensation package of $1.75 billion over eight years for all dairy producers, with amounts distributed according to their respective quotas. Less than one year ago, we sent the first cheque to all dairy farmers who asked for it. We

November 6th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, again, our government recognizes the crucial role supply management plays in keeping our rural communities vibrant, and we will always be there to defend it. That is why, during the new NAFTA negotiations, we protected supply management from American efforts to disma

November 6th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the crucial role supply management plays in keeping our rural communities vibrant and we will always be there to defend it. That is why, during the new NAFTA negotiations, we protected supply management from American efforts to dismantle it.

November 6th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, on August 19, we announced a compensation package of $1.75 billion over eight years for all dairy producers, with amounts distributed according to their respective quotas. Less than one year ago we sent a first cheque to all dairy farmers who asked for it. We have ke

November 6th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, our government recognizes the crucial role supply management plays in keeping our rural communities vibrant. We will always be there to defend it. That is why, during the new NAFTA negotiations, we protected our supply management from an American effort to dismantl

November 6th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Remembrance Day  Mr. Speaker, I rise to give thanks to our veterans and those currently serving. In my riding, Quinte West is home to CFB Trenton, the largest air force base in Canada. We also have one of the largest veteran populations across the country. My riding is also home to the storied Ha

November 3rd, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Bay of Quinte  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and thank our front-line and essential services, the residents of the Bay of Quinte who have kept us safe and well during this pandemic. Our community has come together to find accommodations for workers and to donate PPE, food and personal

October 27th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Madam Speaker, as I said before, we understand the pressures and the stress of the 2019 season. We made changes to the advance payments program last year to address cash flows by increasing maximum loan limits to $1 million. We have the authority to give farmers more time to repa

February 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Madam Speaker, we understand the pressure and stress that our farmers are facing following a tough 2019 year. We made changes to the advance payments program last year to help address cash flow issues by increasing the maximum loan limit to $1 million. We have the authority to gi

February 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, I welcome the opportunity to further address the question of the hon. member for Battlefords—Lloydminster on pollution pricing in the agriculture sector. In many ways, agriculture is leading the way in our transition to a low-carbon economy. Canada's farmers are an

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture and Agri-Food  Mr. Speaker, Canada has the opportunity to be a global leader when it comes to feeding a growing world population sustainably. The government will provide the investments needed to maximize and accelerate the efforts of our farmers, our scientists and industry. Our programs will

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, we know that grain growers faced serious weather and market interruptions challenges last year. A wet harvest coupled with the rail strike meant grain sat in storage and required extra energy to dry. We recognize that the unusually high drying costs late in the 2019

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Carbon Pricing  Mr. Speaker, Canada's farmers and farm families are critical to the health and well-being of Canadians and our economy. The green sector is an important driver of the Canadian economy, with over $20 billion in farm gate receipts and exports. Canadian grain growers have shown in

February 26th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal

Agriculture  Madam Speaker, we know that producers are currently facing serious weather and market challenges. In support of industry's market diversification efforts, the AgriMarketing program is a five-year, $121-million program under the Canadian agriculture partnership that provides fundi

January 28th, 2020House debate

Neil EllisLiberal