Fertilizer Canada congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the newly elected Liberal minority government. Canada's fertilizer industry stands ready to work with all federal political parties to ensure the industry continues to play a vital role in key priorities such as the environment, agriculture, and economic growth.
"With no representation from Alberta and Saskatchewan in the Liberal caucus, policies developed must reflect the needs of our Western members," said Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada. "Our industry faces strong competition for investment, so maintaining favourable economic conditions is essential to our continued success."
In addition to providing an economically stable business environment, Fertilizer Canada encourages the new government to build on the good work done by the agriculture industry in combatting climate change.
"We encourage all political parties to formally recognize 4R Nutrient Stewardship as the standard for nutrient management in Canada," said Whyte. "Through proactive, industry led initiatives, such as 4R Nutrient Stewardship and the 4R Climate Smart Strategy, farmers have the potential to reduce nitrous oxide emissions up to 35 per cent."
Fertilizer Canada looks forward to working with all political parties to seek solutions to the challenges faced by the fertilizer industry.
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