Saturday, July 4, 2020
ADVT 
National

Conservatives Urge Liberals To Expedite Promised Relief For Canola Farmers

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 23 May, 2019

    OTTAWA — The federal Conservatives say they're hearing from frustrated canola producers who are still waiting for financial relief recently promised by the Liberal government.

     

    The Tory shadow minister for agriculture says in a letter to Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau that canola producers are expressing concern about funding promised three weeks ago that is not yet available.


    Luc Berthold says that time period is "like an eternity" for canola producers under the current circumstances, adding the government needs to fix the situation immediately.


    The federal Liberals promised financial aid to canola farmers earlier this month to lessen the impact of China's decision to ban their products as an apparent part of a trade dispute.


    The announcement changed a program that advances farmers money against the expected value of their crops and raised loan limits to $1 million from $400,000 and upping an interest-free portion to $500,000 from $100,000.


    China has rejected Canadian canola seeds in recent months and barred shipments from two of Canada's biggest exporters in what is considered retaliation for the detention of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

    MORE National ARTICLES

    Sitting And Sleeping On Downtown Sidewalks Could Net $100 Fine In Penticton, B.C.

    Sitting And Sleeping On Downtown Sidewalks Could Net $100 Fine In Penticton, B.C.

    PENTICTON, B.C. — Sitting and sleeping on some downtown sidewalks could be banned in Penticton, B.C., this summer as part of the city's plan to crack down on loitering.

    Sitting And Sleeping On Downtown Sidewalks Could Net $100 Fine In Penticton, B.C.

    Margaret Trudeau To Stage Three-Night Run Of Autobiographical Show In Montreal

    MONTREAL — Margaret Trudeau is bringing her autobiographical one-woman show to Montreal this summer.

    Margaret Trudeau To Stage Three-Night Run Of Autobiographical Show In Montreal

    Doctors Group Survey Suggests Worries Growing Over Paying Boomers' Health Bills

    Doctors Group Survey Suggests Worries Growing Over Paying Boomers' Health Bills

    CHARLOTTETOWN — A survey commissioned by the Canadian Medical Association indicates there is growing concern about how to pay for the care of aging baby boomers.

    Doctors Group Survey Suggests Worries Growing Over Paying Boomers' Health Bills

    Cher's Waiting Fans Shocked As 'Sudden Short-Term Illness' Cancels Winnipeg Show

    WINNIPEG — Thousands of Cher's fans grumbled with disappointment on Tuesday night after the pop diva unexpectedly cancelled her Winnipeg show while they were already inside the arena.

    Cher's Waiting Fans Shocked As 'Sudden Short-Term Illness' Cancels Winnipeg Show

    Vancouver Police Officer Charged With Dangerous Driving For Incident Last Year

    Vancouver Police Officer Charged With Dangerous Driving For Incident Last Year

    VANCOUVER — A Vancouver police officer has been charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

     

     

    Vancouver Police Officer Charged With Dangerous Driving For Incident Last Year

    Woman Injured After Being Pushed Off Cliff Into Thetis Lake Near Victoria

    VIEW ROYAL, B.C. — A woman is recovering from injuries after being pushed off a cliff and into a lake in a regional park near the Victoria suburb of View Royal.

    Woman Injured After Being Pushed Off Cliff Into Thetis Lake Near Victoria