Ian Wishart, MLA for Portage La Prairie, brought forward a private member’s resolution today calling on the NDP-Liberal coalition in Ottawa to abandon their plan to create arbitrary fertilizer reduction targets.
“Justin Trudeau and the NDP-Liberal coalition’s plan to impose fertilizer reduction targets is totally irresponsible during a time of food insecurity and high inflation,” said Ian Wishart. “This harmful policy will drive up the price of groceries.”
This private member’s resolution follows a letter from Minister of Agriculture Derek Johnson, who wrote to Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau asking Ottawa to stop this harmful policy.
“This policy will impact anyone who consumes food in this country, and like many current federal policies, those struggling the most will be the ones who are disproportionately impacted,” said Wishart.
As the resolution passed, it becomes the official position of the Manitoba Legislature.