October 04, 2016

Here’s how Western grain farmers are getting the shaft from federal Liberals

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

Some things never change with the Liberals. Treating Western agricultural producers like second class citizens is one of those perpetual truisms you can bet the farm on when it comes to the Liberal Party of Canada.

Western grain farmers have been asking for a meeting with Liberal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau to address issues they face with regard to rail transport of their crops. Farmers want the Liberals to honour a campaign promise to ensure the rail companies aren't abusing their monopoly and the farmers want to avoid the same grain transport bottleneck that cost farmers and the Canadian economy billions of dollars in 2013-2014.

Farmers are no small contributor to the Canadian GDP paying $1.4 billion in freight charges alone to ship 40 million tonnes of grain each year. But instead of treating farmers like the wealth creators they are, Garneau has been ignoring them.

Garneau’s ministry has been stonewalling the farmers, taking months to return calls and requests for meetings, with farm groups waiting over six months just to hear a “not available” from the Minister’s handlers.

Finally the feds have agreed to meet with farmers on October 20 after the farm groups went public with their concerns. But it might be too little too late. The Federal carbon tax will be added to the cost of grain freight now.

With the West being ignored, insulted and overtaxed, today’s Sunny Ways Liberals could be Liberals circa 1985.

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commented 2016-10-05 15:51:56 -0400
All I can say SGR is keep bangin’ away at ‘em!
It must feel like that Greek guy rolling the rock up the hill…then watching it roll back down again, and again…
You (and THEREBEL) keep banging at them with these scandalous news stories and – pfft – nothing…or the MSM spins, misinforms, or outright lies…in collusion with their Crony Criminalists Justin and the LPC.
It’s amazing the effect a bit of water, sun and green roots over the seasons can have breaking up reinforced concrete…
commented 2016-10-05 11:54:22 -0400
Garneau is our French “Specimen” . . . another clueless lieberal in a job he does not understand.
Wise up Canada . . . we are being run by a gaggle of Morons !
commented 2016-10-05 11:52:45 -0400
Garneau He had no problem taking money from oilsands companies while on the board of directors at UTS energy. now he works to shut it all down with his fellow liberals. Looks like he is onto the ag industry now wonder what board of directors he is on this time, This guy is a POS greedy 1%er.
commented 2016-10-05 11:49:17 -0400
Wonder where the liberals from Calgary are, was not the idiot who promised to be pounding his fists on the table for pipelines elected, he sure is a silent (POS) now this, the liberals have managed to divide the country more than I have ever seen since his father tried to destroy alberta. Now he is well on his way to making that look like a walk in the park. The hatred of the fed libs out west is increasing every day. THE ONLY GOOD THING OUT OF THE EAST IS THE SUN AND AN EMPTY GREYHOUND BUS.
commented 2016-10-05 11:12:05 -0400
This proves beyond doubt there is a Liberal hatred for the West and all things western! At least in opposing the pipelines and tar sands, the Liberals could always use the “environmental”, “climate change” argument. Liberals cannot use that argument against the grain farmers who are providing the country and the world with a food product.

So, it simply boils down to the elitist Quebec disdain and hatred for the West. The financial hub of the East hated that the west under the Conservatives was emerging as a financial kingpin. So, now it is pay-back time for the West for being so cheeky and presumptuous! The Liberals will continue to punish the West over the next few years of their mandate! The West must seriously consider separation!
commented 2016-10-05 00:10:19 -0400
Time for a REVOLUTION!! Stop sending your taxes in!! There ain’t enough jail space for even 20% of us!! 50% halt on tax revenue will make beggars out of TruDope & his filthy tyrannical government!
commented 2016-10-04 23:37:34 -0400
They’re experts at dithering, blathering, delaying, so that when they finally make a decision the benefits have decreased & the margin has narrowed, like in the case of LNG & now with the farmers’ crops. Bunch of nincompoop idiots who are only concerned with their entitlements.
commented 2016-10-04 19:47:52 -0400
Garneau proved what worth he had when he tucked his tail and ran away from the LPC leadership race, because it would be work to oppose Baby Doc. Mind you, Garneau insisted on a safe seat when he first ran, which is one thing I have to credit Baby Doc with is that he ran in a safe BQ riding his first election. Now. Garneau is in a portfolio of little respect for liberals because transport is just so mundane and mainly applies to plebs west of Sault St. Marie and East of the Maritimes. He is almost as invisible as the Alberta energy minister, so his tweet was just letting people know he exists…kinda…maybe
commented 2016-10-04 19:35:19 -0400
Bill . . . much of the rail system is taken up with Containers and Oil Transportation today.
Grain has taken a back seat for several years. Mostly because Canada has NO New pipelines . . . so the stuff moves by rail . . . the Enviros think it is much safer that way.
commented 2016-10-04 19:28:18 -0400
Sheila; the link to your book doesn’t seem to be here!
commented 2016-10-04 19:24:34 -0400
I hope they’re not asking for another rail subsidy – just sell the grain to markets who are willing to pick up the transport costs – obviously the east won’t so find more lucrative markets – or stop over producing and let Ottawa deal with the revenue short fall.

Crow rate 2 is not an option, it’s just more reliance on subsidy – food sells itself
commented 2016-10-04 19:24:30 -0400
I hope they’re not asking for another rail subsidy – just sell the grain to markets who are willing to pick up the transport costs – obviously the east won’t so find more lucrative markets – or stop over producing and let Ottawa deal with the revenue short fall.

Crow rate 2 is not an option, it’s just more reliance on subsidy – food sells itself
commented 2016-10-04 18:19:33 -0400
The grain farmers want the Liberals to honour their promises? LOL! Get in line with the pot smokers.
commented 2016-10-04 18:17:18 -0400
Garnering is wobbling out of his left wing orbit, hopefully the liberal spaced out agency will get blowed up on their launch pad next election , when Canada tells them to " take off eh "
commented 2016-10-04 18:03:05 -0400
Garneau – riding on his fame as an astronaut – but still a kebec POS at heart
commented 2016-10-04 18:02:08 -0400
Garneau – riding on his fame as an astronaut – but still a kebec POS at heart
commented 2016-10-04 18:01:34 -0400
Drew everything they are doing is in preparation for that. Of course they wouldn’t call it ‘enslaving’ but that is what in effect it will be.
commented 2016-10-04 17:54:02 -0400
Payback for the piece of shit CWB – a liberal east invention to control and stifle the west – much like the oil industry.
commented 2016-10-04 17:29:17 -0400
I think Garneau is spaced out just like all these nuts from Que.
commented 2016-10-04 17:01:35 -0400
Surprise, surprise, surprise…..NOT!

Papa Turd-dough evidently passed along his vulgar disdain and contempt for the West to Sunni Turd-dough and the rest of the treasonous and traitorous New World Order puppets in Ottawa.
commented 2016-10-04 16:22:28 -0400
If you think i am being ridiculous , i am not , when the well runs dry , the elitist pigs and the marxist fools will think they can enslave us.
commented 2016-10-04 16:21:22 -0400
I am sure the eastern libs will not be happy with anything less than another Holodomor.