Chris Warkentin, Member of Parliament for Grande Prairie-Mackenzie, called on the Prime
Minister for action on agriculture for the Peace Country and farmers and producers across
In a letter sent to the Prime Minister, Warkentin identified the impact of rail blockades,
weather, and trade disputes on farmers’ bottom lines.
“The Prime Minister’s inaction on the rail blockades and mismanagement of our nation’s trade
relationship with China shows that he is failing our agriculture community in the Peace
Country and across Canada,” Warkentin said. “While I do not expect him to control the
weather, I expect him to do his job and show farmers and their families that he cares about
Warkentin identified the extension of the Advanced Payment Program deadline and the
extension of the eligibility criteria for the interest-free portion of APP loans for canola to
include all agricultural commodities. This would be a preliminary step to easing the cash-flow
crisis facing farmers.
Calling the Prime Minister to account for his record, Warkentin concluded his letter with a
demand for Trudeau to do the right thing and stand up for farmers.
“Your government has failed farmers on many files. It is time for you to do the right thing and
stand up for our farmers. Solutions like this can help quell the national unity crisis you have