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Finance committee  Thank you, Pierre. Basically the COVID measures do not work for the farmers, and I would say this would be for all farmers in Canada. That is because we do not qualify as small businesses. Farms have a lot of capital investments and machinery. We're not small businesses that way

May 1st, 2020Committee meeting

Janet Krayden

Finance committee  I'll just speak very quickly then hand off to Ryan. First of all, on a point of clarification for the other member of Parliament, currently I would say the majority of mushroom farmers in Canada do not qualify for any of the emergency COVID measures, and the other agriculture pr

May 1st, 2020Committee meeting

Janet Krayden

Finance committee  Thank you. Chair, members of this committee, farmers need help right now. They are the front line of our food supply. We have a $2.6-million oversupply of mushrooms due to the closure of the restaurant market. We need $3.8 million for emergency COVID measures to protect our wor

May 1st, 2020Committee meeting

Janet Krayden