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Local leaders calling for a provincial carbon price plan

Local business leaders and experts are calling for a provincial plan after Saskatchewan’s decision to refuse to sign the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Each province and territory was given the opportunity to develop their own carbon pricing strategy and sign the Pan-Canadian Framework or face a federally imposed carbon tax in...

Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money
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Saskatchewan pulse farmers looking for more than money

Saskatchewan farmers say the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food will need to do more than just invest cash to help local pulse crop growers struggling with tariffs recently imposed by India. Lawrence MacAulay announced an investment of over $575,000 to help pulse growers do research and reach new markets. “Growing new markets for pulses...

Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”
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Professor says organic food is “economic discrimination”

Eating organic food is usually a choice, but not for those who can’t afford it. Sylvain Charlebois is a professor in food distribution and policy at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He says on average, if consumers are buying from grocery stores, organic food costs about 17-20 per cent more than conventional food. Because of the...