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I ask this question, as how can the government charge a $500,000 to someone who wishs to start a farm business in this country and jump through hoops to get approval, get no interest on the money held, then prove they have the funds to live and pay for land. Who will pay taxes, follow the regulated farm practices be subjected to the law of the land. Yet are in negations with a foreign country to allow them buy land and bring in their own workforce, by pass Canada laws and regulations in reguards to work practices and enviromental practices with little or no benefit to Canada. Send their produce back to their country using port and transport facilties paid by the Canadian tax payer, and use the free trade agreements, then sell it back to Canada and compete with a Canada farmer for the market. Once in, use their old trick of threating to throw a foreign national in one of their jails, to get more concessions. And before you reply this what happening right now. 

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Not sure what you are asking Bristow.

Is Canada farmer friendly?

I could not really follow your example.

I would have to say Canada is Farmer Indifferent.

Consumers are happy with the abundant, high quality, cheap food...they don't think about farming or agriculture.

Governments...they are running deficits and agriculture does not have the voting power it once had so they are aware but not going to spend more money and might sacrifice farmers for city jobs and votes...

Please explain your story a little more.

Take care,

Joe Dales
I guess what I am saying in short is screwing a farmer from overseas who wishes to contribute to a country by becoming part of its culture and a citzen and the same time negostion its demise, with a foreign power like its manufactory industry. In the guese of friendly trade and foreign investment in other words competing with you.

Joe Dales said:
Not sure what you are asking Bristow.

Is Canada farmer friendly?

I could not really follow your example.

I would have to say Canada is Farmer Indifferent.

Consumers are happy with the abundant, high quality, cheap food...they don't think about farming or agriculture.

Governments...they are running deficits and agriculture does not have the voting power it once had so they are aware but not going to spend more money and might sacrifice farmers for city jobs and votes...

Please explain your story a little more.

Take care,

Joe Dales
Hi Bristow

If the government is "screwing a farmer" it should be brought to people's attention.....

Sometimes government rolls over issues without thinking about the consequences on real people.

Good luck and let us know if we can help in any way.

Joe Dales

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