KAP has written a letter to Manitoba’s Minister of Finance Scott Fielding on Bill 44, the Public Utilities Ratepayer Protection and Regulatory Reform Act. We believe there are amendments required to this legislation that would better protect farmers as Manitoba Hydro ratepayers.
In Manitoba, agriculture is a key economic driver. Farm cash receipts in 2019 were over $6.5 billion which makes up approximately 5% of Manitoba’s GDP. When considering the secondary and tertiary contributions created by the agriculture sector, agriculture represents more than 10% of all economic activity in the province. Primary production in Manitoba is essential to the entire value chain.
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