KAP is pleased to welcome Graham Schellenberg to the KAP team as its communications and government relations coordinator.[Read more…] about News Release – KAP Welcomes New Communications and Government Relations Coordinator
KAP members who rely on shortline railways have expressed concern over the lack of government funding made available for this rail class. Shortlines are a critical part of the supply chain and KAP advocates that both the provincial and federal government make funds available for shortline infrastructure investments. Adequate funding ensures that shortline rail companies have the opportunity to expand market share while at the same time creating a safe and efficient rail network.
KAP will continue to advocate for the valuable role shortline railways play in the province. KAP encourages further dialogue between industry and government to ensure the sustainable growth of shortline railways that will be beneficial and advantageous for all stakeholders.
Click here to read the full submission.
December 21, 2020
Today KAP called on Minister Bibeau to support Canadian farmers and stand up to her government’s recently announced carbon tax increase.
“Putting in place an exemption for fuel used for drying grain and heating and cooling barns, just like the one in place for greenhouses, is a start,” said KAP president Bill Campbell. “We also need recognition that carbon tax costs are embedded in every aspect of the food supply chain, from inputs to production to marketing, and the proposed tax increase will put unnecessary pressure on farmers and consumers.”[Read more…] about KAP News Release – KAP Disappointed the Federal Carbon Tax Continues to Ignore the Contribution of Farmers
November 27, 2020
With one year left before new mandatory grade crossing requirements must be met, the leaders of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture (AFA), the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan (APAS), and Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP) have stepped up their call to transport minister Marc Garneau for an extension.
The Grade Crossings Regulations came into force in November 2014, with mandatory standards that must be met by November 28, 2021. Private landowners who fail to comply with the new regulations and standards will eventually have their grade crossings closed.[Read more…] about KAP News Release – Prairie farm leaders call for an extension on private grade crossings regulations
November 24, 2020
Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), the voice of Manitoba farmers, supports the provincial government’s new initiative to assist farmers seeking mandatory entry-level training (MELT) to obtain their Class 1 license, KAP president Bill Campbell said today. This program comes as a result of successful advocacy work from KAP, as well as calls from farmers to address these added financial barriers to entering the program.[Read more…] about KAP news release – KAP applauds new funding for MELT training