May 23, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – Luc Berthold, Conservative Shadow Minister Agriculture and Agri-Food, sent a letter to the Agriculture Minister calling on her to take action on the Advanced Payment Program.
“It has been over three weeks since the Liberals followed the lead of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, and increased the limit of Advanced Payment Program for canola producers,” said MP Berthold. “Since then, the Liberals have failed to follow through on the increased enhancements that they promised canola producers.”
A number of canola producers and agriculture groups have reached out to Conservative Members of Parliament asking why they are unable to get the loans that they were promised by the Liberal government. Many are unsure when the Advance Payment Program enhancements will be in place.
“It is unacceptable that the only concrete measure the Liberal government has taken to help canola producers is stalled,” added MP Berthold. “If this is the response that the Trudeau government has to helping Canada’s canola industry, it is no wonder why canola producers do not trust the Liberals to restore market access to China.”
Conservatives understand that under the current circumstances, three weeks is like an eternity for a canola producer. We will continue to put pressure on the Liberal government to take action on this important issue and follow through on what they promised canola producers.
The full letter can be read by clicking [here].
For more information:
Office of Luc Berthold, M.P.