Agriculture pushed into election Agriculture and food processing is a $13 billion and growing industry for British Columbia, but it still faces problems with land use and labour issues that could become fodder for the May ray ban sunglasses cheap 9 provincial election.
The platform, unveiled by Green leader Andrew ray brand glasses Weaver at an event in Nelson, includes the promise of new legislation to crack down on land speculation within the Agricultural Land Reserve, enhance protection of agricultural land and increase the rayban rb3025 proportion of ALR land used to produce food. Weaver promised to spend $30 million over four years on incentives to farmers, agricultural apprenticeship programs and marketing, then $40 million over four years to establish regional agricultural bureaus and fund research into adapting farming to climate change. regions at risk due to extreme weather from climate change. has tremendous opportunity to grow the food British Columbians need here at home," Weaver said, arguing the province's capacity to do so has been eroded due to changes in the agricultural land reserve, real estate speculation on farm land and labour shortages.
The Greens' platform calls for legislation that would protect farm land for agricultural uses, as opposed to industrial developments such as mining or energy production, and restrict the construction of "mega mansions," which the party argues will keep the price of agricultural land affordable. The NDP hasn't released an official agriculture platform, but a day before Weaver announced the Greens' policy, NDP leader John Horgan unveiled a statement on agriculture during ray bans on sale a campaign stop in Penticton. Liberals have made expanding markets and opportunities for farmers a priority because they represent family supporting jobs here at home for British Columbians," said Norm Letnick, Liberal MLA for Kelowna Lake Country and most recently agriculture minister.
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