Western Producer reporter Ed White sat down with federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau last week while she was in Winnipeg.  |  Supplied photo

A deliberate and unhurried hand at the agricultural policy tiller

Marie-Claude Bibeau isn't likely to shy away from tough areas, or be rushed into "fixing" them

Federal Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau isn’t scare of talking about agricultural policy. That’s a good thing, because one thing any Canadian Agriculture Minister must be willing to do is talk about ag policy. And talk and talk and talk. Everybody wants to talk to whoever the ag minister is, and in the agriculture industry that […] Read more

Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin is calling on the federal agriculture minister and his chief of staff to appear before the House of Commons' agriculture committee to answer questions about a possible conflict of interest. | File photo

Chief of staff appointment raises conflict issues

Alberta Conservative MP Chris Warkentin is calling on the federal agriculture minister and his chief of staff to appear before the House of Commons’ agriculture committee to answer questions about a possible conflict of interest. The committee was named last week and was scheduled to elect a chair at its first meeting Feb. 3. Warkentin, […] Read more