Feds Muzzle the CWB – October 12, 2006
The Conservative government has ordered the Canadian Wheat Board not to spend funds directly or indirectly on maintaining the monopoly on western grain sales. This has caused an uproar on both sides of the stick.
The Wheat Board: To Vote or Not to Vote – September 16, 2006
A Wheat Board plebiscite at best will accomplish nothing and at worst derail the Conservatives’ promise of marketing choice even as it alienates their Western base.
Dual Market Denial – July 26, 2006
Ending the Wheat Board's marketing monopoly and competition would not mean its demise. To believe that is to ignore history.
Farmers to Rally Behind Board – July 21, 2006
The Conservatives promised during the federal election campaign to institute a dual-marketing system, which critics say will essentially gut the Winnipeg-based wheat board.
Deal or No Deal? WTO Deadline Nears – July 17, 2006
Where's Howie Mandel when we really need him? Canada should abandon its misguided position and take the WTO deal before it's too late.
Feedback - A Phony Study Deludes . . . – July 4, 2006
Frontier responds to feedback on Toxic Nation commentary
A Phony Study Deludes the Nation – June 30, 2006
The newly named Canadian Environmental Defence Fund bangs the bushes for money with another scary "study."
Alligator Eats A Crow – June 26, 2006
Ag Policy Fellow Rolf Penners eats a Crow
Pesticides are Designed to Kill Life – June 25, 2006
Pesticides are Designed to Kill Life
Time to Scrap the Maps, Review Water Protection Act – May 23, 2006
It's time to scrap the maps. As the act stands now, Zone 4 land could lose over half its value. Farmers estimate value losses of $300-$400 an acre. Cumulative losses could easily be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and some say could top $1 billion.
Harper Panders on Trade – May 20, 2006
In WTO negotiations, federal Conservatives are compromising the interests of the vast majority of farmers to protect a privileged few.
The Multiplier Effect – April 24, 2006
The elimination of trade barriers like subsidies and tariffs could increase the world's wealth by as much a $2 trillion.
Subsidies at Root of Farm-Income Crisis – April 20, 2006
In the last nineteen years, OECD countries transferred a combined $US 4.79 trillion in subsidies to farmers. These payments have distorted incentives to growers and encouraged them to produce more than they otherwise would or produce what they otherwise wouldn’t.
Manitoba's Water Protection Act – April 13, 2006
Everybody wants to restore the health of Lake Winnipeg, but the province's means of doing that is flawed. It may not solve the problem even as it imposes heavy costs on the agricultural sector.
The Subsidy Snare Powerpoint Slides – April 4, 2006
Powerpoint slides from Frontier Policy Briefing discussing how subsidies hurt farmers by Ag Policy Fellow Rolf Penner
Reforming the Wheat Board Without a Fight – March 21, 2006
Free-market farmers are saying the Harper government can revoke a harmful monopoly without amending the Wheat Board Act.
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality & Bio-Mass Conference – March 17, 2006
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality Management: Nutrient Research & Bio-Mass Production Conference, Feb 13, 2006 in Winnipeg
An Environmental Strategy for Stephen Harper – February 19, 2006
The new Conservative government is uniquely positioned to forge a new, modern environmentalism.
Roger Samson, REAP-Canada – February 17, 2006
Can we win environmentally and economically by using Prairie biomass as heating fuel? Roger Samson emphatically says, "Yes."
Obsolete Regulations Restrict Value-added Agricultural Exports – February 1, 2006
Well-intended regulations on the use of port containers makes their use for shipping food to foreign customers much too expensive.