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New Brunswick’s farmers continue to feed the world

April 18, 2017

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Those of us who grew up in farming communities assume that we know quite a bit about agriculture. I thought that when I started on the Ag file years ago in Parliament. I soon found out that I knew a bit about one type of agriculture. Canadian agriculture […]


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Ritz & Anderson: Liberals Unable to Deliver Long Term Solution

March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – Yesterday, the Liberals announced that Canadian pulse exports destined for India will continue to be exempt from an import regulation requiring crop fumigation until June 30, 2017. In response, the Hon. Gerry Ritz, Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, and David Anderson, Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture, issued the […]


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Liberals Fail Canadians on Pesticide

March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON – Following the release of a letter by the chair of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee (click here to read the letter), the Conservative Committee members are highlighting several specific concerns regarding the Trudeau government’s decision on neonicotinoids. Committee witnesses testified that there are huge gaps in the science […]


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Op-Ed: Liberals’ expanding priorities: a challenge for Agriculture

February 23, 2017

The House of Commons Agriculture Committee has been hearing from Canadian agriculture on the next Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) agreement. Primary producers, food processors, transportation, exporters, specialty sectors—each has a set of priorities for taxpayers’ money assigned to agriculture. The massive and healthy diversity that makes up Canadian agriculture creates a multiplicity of claims and […]


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Connect to Innovate: Apply for funding to bring high-speed Internet to rural and remote communities

February 13, 2017

Click here for more information on how to apply (Apply before April 20, 2017)   By Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada The Connect to Innovate program will invest $500 million by 2021, to bring high-speed Internet to rural and remote communities in Canada. In these communities, challenging geography and smaller populations present barriers to […]


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Canada Summer Jobs 2017 application period extended

January 26, 2017

David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands would like to inform his constituents that the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period has been extended to February 3, 2017. Each year, the CSJ program helps employers create valuable summer job opportunities for full-time students aged 15 to 30, while strengthening local economies and communities across […]


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Conservative Members call on the Minister of Agriculture to show leadership on Bovine Tuberculosis issue

November 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here to read the letter to Minister Lawrence MacAulay Ottawa, ON – Today, ‎David Anderson, Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Agri-Food, along with Conservative MPs Kevin Sorenson, Martin Shields and Glen Motz, called on the Minister of Agriculture‎, Lawrence MacAulay, to provide interim funding for feed to ranchers whose herds […]


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David Anderson, MP: No time like the present for Canadian Agriculture

November 14, 2016

View the article on the Hill Times website There is an old saying, “There is no time like the present.” Agriculture lives that out on a daily basis. These are interesting times for Canadian agriculture. The sheer diversity of agriculture in this country is astounding. As the House of Commons Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee holds […]


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Article – A rich harvest: How the Canadian Wheat Board’s demise unleashed a grain bonanza (National Post)

October 31, 2016

By Kristine Owram | The National Post The Port of Hamilton seems like one sprawling, muddy construction site on a wet and windy day in late October. While a ship is loaded with grain at the Richardson International Ltd. terminal, trucks line up to have their loads of Ontario-grown wheat tested for quality. Next door, […]


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Conservatives introduce motion to address carbon tax in Agriculture Committee

October 4, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands, and the Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, introduced the following motion on October 4, 2016 in response to the carbon tax recently announced by the Liberal government: That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee […]


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FULL INTERVIEW: David Anderson, MP speaks with Glenda-Lee Vossler of On the Farm about new critic role

September 28, 2016

As the new Conservative Agriculture critic, David speaks with Glenda-Lee Vossler on the September 19th edition of On the Farm about his agricultural background, opportunities for Canadians in agriculture, and the fall session of Parliament. Listen to the full interview here:   Credit to Golden West Radio, 2016


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Taking action to conserve Govenlock Community Pasture

July 28, 2015

Working with ranchers, community groups to ensure long-term conservation of community pasture Swift Current, Saskatchewan – Environment Canada David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills — Grasslands, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced today […]


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Harper Government Announces Tax Relief for Western Livestock Producers

July 23, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today released a list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba where tax deferrals have been authorized for 2015. The designation allows livestock producers in prescribed drought regions who are facing feed shortages to defer a portion of their 2015 sale […]


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Crop Logistics Working Group Identifies Efficiencies in Grain Handling System

July 20, 2015

Winnipeg, MB – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced today that the Crop Logistics Working Group (CLWG) has completed its final report, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada. The working group was chaired by Mr. Murdoch MacKay and brought together over 18 agriculture organizations from across […]


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Today, parents get child care payments from Harper Government

July 20, 2015

Lump sum child care benefit of about $500 per child hits parents’ bank accounts and mailboxes, totalling $3 billion in a single day Saskatchewan – Employment and Social Development Canada David Anderson, MP for Cypress Hills – Grasslands, celebrated the first installment of the Harper Government’s boosted Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB) today. The newly […]


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Six things you should know about TFSAs

June 10, 2015

The Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA) is a great savings option for people in all income brackets. Economic Action Plan 2015 has proposed to increase the annual contribution limit from $5,500 to $10,000, starting in 2015 to put more money back in the pockets of Canadian families. Here are six things you need to know about […]


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Government of Canada announces two calls for proposals for projects helping seniors across Canada stay active, engaged and informed 

June 5, 2015

Two New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) calls for proposals have been issued for projects that will keep Canadian seniors active, engaged and informed. The application period for both calls for proposals began on May 29, 2015 and will close on July 10, 2015. The 2015-2016 NHSP Call for Proposals for Pan-Canadian Projects invites organizations […]


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MP Anderson: Trudeau’s First Election Plank has a $2 Billion Knothole

May 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills–Grasslands responded to the Liberal’s election platform cornerstone which was announced yesterday. “Just as we expected, the Liberals are raising taxes on Canadians. Trudeau’s flagship announcement requires the highest income tax rate in the history of Canada and will leave a $2 billion […]


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Radio Commentary: Balanced budget a phenomenal achievement

May 4, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY Our balanced budget highlights a phenomenal achievement:  Having just come through the worst global economic crisis since the 1930’s and in the midst of global uncertainty, our Government has balanced the budget without cutting provincial transfers or increasing taxes. This is something the previous Liberal government failed at.  […]


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Radio Commentary: Federal budget good for SW Saskatchewan

April 27, 2015

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO RADIO COMMENTARY It will not be a surprise to hear me speak this week in support of the Federal Budget that was introduced last week. It has been very well received across the country, and it is good for South Western Saskatchewan. It is a budget of restraint – limiting spending […]


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