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Canada Goes to Pot

The Liberals have announced their plans to legalize marijuana, and it is nothing like we thought. Their proposed law allows for kids under 18 to legally possess up to 5 grams of pot. Measures to prevent impaired driving were left out of the bill to legalize marijuana and put into another bill. Considering how bad […]

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Cheryl Gallant Hosts Renfrew County Agricultural Producers

I was pleased to recently host representatives from the local Agricultural community. Thank-you to Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture representatives Dean Matheson and Deb Knapton; National Farmers Union Representatives Tony Straathof and Tim Tabbert; Renfrew County Cattlemen David McGonigal and Craig McLaughlin; and Dairy Representative John Couglin for taking the time to share issues of […]

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Roundtable meeting with Minister Ritz

Agriculture Minister Ritz Joins Cheryl Gallant for Farm Roundtable Discussion

Photo: Cheryl Gallant MP at the agricultural meeting with Paul Klaesi, Elias Klaesi, Fritz Klaesi, Michael Klaesi, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz Cobden, Ontario – Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz recently joined Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant for a roundtable discussion on agriculture. “The purpose of the meeting was to determine how local farmers can best […]

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MP Gallant welcomes local farm leaders to Parliament Hill for CETA Discussion

Cheryl Gallant Welcomes Local Farm Leaders to Parliament Hill For CETA Discussion

Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, M.P. for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, hosted a special meeting with representatives from Renfrew County Agricultural Organizations on Parliament Hill to outline the opportunities arising from the recently signed Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), and listen to concerns. “It was very helpful to have Dave McGonegal, of the Renfrew County […]

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Cheryl Gallant Requests Drought Program Deadline Extension from New Ontario Premier

Photo: MP Cheryl Gallant met with (pictured) Brian Hamilton Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) Member Services Representative and Dave MacKay President, National Farmers Union (NFU), and (not pictured) Donna Campbell Secretary-Treasurer, Renfrew County OFA; Lauretta Rice, Secretary NFU; John Strathoff, Ron McCoy, Renfrew County Dairy Farmers. Cobden, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke is requesting […]

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Cheryl Gallant Delivers Drought Assistance to Local Farmers

Cobden, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke on behalf of the Government of Canada, and in partnership with the province, more government assistance is on the way for Renfrew County livestock producers facing severe forage shortages as a result of this summer’s dry growing conditions. The governments of Canada and Ontario will provide assistance through […]

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MP Cheryl Gallant Confirms Federal Funding for Hay East

Photo: Cheryl Gallant, MP welcoming the first Hay East shipment with: Laura Lapinskie; Glenn Buck, Mennonite Disaster Service representative; Luke Martin, Ron McCoy, first farmer hay recipients; Cheryl Gallant, MP; Brian Hamilton, OFA member services representative. Ottawa, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, in a question to Federal Minister of Agriculture Gerry Ritz, was pleased to […]

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Cheryl Gallant, MP in conversation with local Renfrew County farmer Tom Ryan

Cheryl Gallant Joins Area Farmers in Cobden

Cheryl Gallant, MP in conversation with local Renfrew County farmer Tom Ryan Cobden, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, MP recently met with Renfrew County farmers at the weekly livestock auction at the Cobden sale barn to find out first-hand the state of their industry. “On behalf of area livestock producers, I am pleased to thank residents […]

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Cheryl Seeks Farmers’ Input “Growing Forward”

Cheryl Seeks Farmers’ Input “Growing Forward”

Eganville, Ontario – Cheryl Gallant, Member of Parliament for Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke, reminds farmers: Five years ago our Federal Conservative Government implemented the “Growing Forward” framework agreement which laid the groundwork for coordinated federal-provincial action to help the agricultural sector become more prosperous, competitive and innovative. It contains the Business Risk Management (BRM) program suite launched on […]

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