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MP Viersen: Farmers Feed Families

October 20, 2022


Ottawa, ON: This week, Arnold Viersen, MP for Peace River – Westlock, made a statement in the House of Commons thanking farmers and the farming community for their hard work to feed families being stewards of the land.

“With farmers busy wrapping up another season, I wanted to take the opportunity to express my appreciation for the incredible role they have as the heart of rural Canada,” says MP Arnold Viersen.

Text of statement:

Mr. Speaker, the new Conservative leader will put the people first: their paycheques, their savings, their house and their country.

He will put farm families first, which have been busy harvesting in the fields. Rain or shine, hail or snow, these folks measure their time in acres and not hours. Farming is not a job; it is a way of life, it is a heritage, it is a calling. From before the sun gets up until long after it sets, they ensure that when the rest of Canada when people head to the store, there is food on the shelves for them. It is simple: Farmers feed families.

For those farmers who are listening, I thank them.

  • I thank them for giving up the meals at their table so that my family can have a meal at ours.
  • I thank them for being a wonderful example of hard work, faith and dedication.
  • I thank them for being stewards of the land, keeping it healthy now and for future generations.

When the Liberal government belittles them and thinks that it can tell them how to do their job with carbon taxes and fertilizer reductions, farmers know that on this side of the House they are and always will be heroes. We will never stop fighting for Canada’s farm families.

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