Minister Bibeau Leaves Canada While Illegal Blockades Cripple Agriculture Sector

 

 

 

 

Illegal rail blockades have put Canada’s economy on its knees and yet instead of standing up for farmers and trying to resolve the crisis, the Minister of Agriculture thought it was a good idea to jet to Washington to dine with diplomats.

We have almost 100 ships waiting at the Ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert to be loaded. A backup of 20,000 grain cars are costing farmers more than $300 million, and propane shortages are critical.

Instead of talking about Canada’s agriculture outlook in Washington, the Agriculture Minister should be at home addressing the impact these illegal blockades are having on Canada’s farmers.