On the Left Side

thomas-mulcairTPP Deal: Mulcair Says NDP Not Bound By Agreement If Party Forms Government

ballot-boxIncorrect voter information cards sent out to hundreds of Canadians

nenshi55-e1443652685816Calgary Mayor Nenshi calls Harper’s position on niqabs and Syrian Refugees ‘dangerous’ and ‘disgusting ‘dog whistle politics’

mideast-saudi-arabia-canadaCampaign cone of silence descends on Saudi Arabia arms deal

hubert-lacroixCBC boss disputes Harper comment about broadcaster's low ratings(Video)

isis-trucks-400x224Obama Accuses Russia of Going After America’s “Good Guy Terrorists”

cheryl-thomasVictoria Liberal Candidate Carol Thomas Drops Out Of Election

MartinBarker Conservative Martin Barker Featured In Nine Candidate Scandals in Nine Days:

unifor_logoUPDATE--Unifor walk back criticism of NDP for raising Saudi arms deal in debate

unifor_logoUnion asks NDP to keep Saudi deal 'under wraps'

protest-saudi-arabia-executionsSaudi Arabia executes 'a person every two days' as rate of beheadings soars under King Salman

11391555Hardball politics slammed as fearmongering

boehner_cruz-620x412It is time to get very afraid: Extremists, authoritarians now run the GOP — and no one can stop them

AP123306403942Shell pulls the plug on Arctic oil exploration-Video

Conrad Black speaks out against Bill C 51
Conrad Black predicts NDP will 'slip' in Quebec (Video)

alta-climate-change-20150625NDP's cap-and-trade system would let provinces opt out

NYC 800Northern Insights The High Life

n-HARPER-SCIENCE-largeNew York Times Editorial Board: Harper Conservatives Aim To 'Guarantee Public Ignorance'

mayor_watts_cropDianne Watts denies fear-mongering in flyer controversy

yogi-berra-memorialThe Essential Yogi Berra - Michael's essay

irrelevant-show-donald-sutherlandDonald Sutherland blasts ruling on long-term expats' right to vote

Alistair MacGregor
Alistair MacGregor Shows Needed Leadership On Weir

popefrancis4-150x90Yes, Pope Francis Is Developing Doctrine

skinny-polar-bear-svalbardPhotographer of 'horribly thin' polar bear hopes to inspire climate change fight

trudeau-oilsandsDavid Suzuki says Trudeau called his views on climate change ‘sanctimonious crap’

stephenharper--610px31 Federal Swing Ridings Conservatives At Risk Of Losing, Poll Suggests

No-chance Candidates Have Until September 28th 5PM to Quit for Good of Canada

Eva-Bee-illustration-009Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq

CBC/Radio-Canada flag in front of their headquarters in Montreal.The Canadian Press Images-Mario Beauregard
Alain Saulnier, Ex-CBC Exec, Says Broadcaster ‘In Danger Of Disappearing Forever'

Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a campaign stop on Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Why politicians have nothing to say on the campaign trail

2-pope-francis-v2Pope Francis Condemns Weapons Industry

medical_marijuana_0U.S. lawyer moves from lobbying for pot laws at home to urging B.C. politicians

dianne_wattsConservative Campaign of Fear

mulcair_sideDear NDP, it's 2015: Fiscal conservatism and Thatcherism are so 1990s

Stephen Lewis, Ashley Callingbull, Joseph BoydenLeap Manifesto In Line With Mainstream Thought

harper-aug17-878x494Conservatives On Verge Of Majority Win-Poll

11302492Municipal leaders call for environmental bill of rights for clean water, air and food

barbed_wire_on_a_moto_ride_-_bwPush to welcome refugees to Canada intensifies with month-long call to action

47516958.cached-300x158Pope Rejects Lunch with Boehner, Pelosi, McConnell, Reid: He will be Dining with the Homeless

mulcair_mac[1]Tom Mulcair says not a 'snowball's chance in hell' he'll support Harper minority--Video

11384768Fractured Land looks at the impact of oil and gas industry on First Nations

Lax-Kwalaams-rejects-Billion-dollar-LNG-deal-Lake-Babine-signs-tiny-oneLax Kw’alaams claim on Lelu Island could sink Petronas’ LNG project

nw-na-folio-WEBBy cheating fans, the Cult of VW has been dealt a serious blow

CHARLIE-ANGUS_NDPNDP Calls For Ethics Commissioner Investigation Over KPMG

HarperWestBank_610pxStephen Harper's Covert Evangelicalism

RobertFisk_300pxFamed Journalist Robert Fisk: Canada's Moral Power Is Lost


Smarten Up Stephen Harper-Leave Our Farms Alone!

Richard 'Hub' Hughes-Political Blogger

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes-Political Blogger


Wendy Holm is a leading  Canadian Agrologist whose work is both inspiring and essential to representing the needs of agriculture in Canada. The threat to our agricultural sovereignty is clear and arguably more important than the threat to our energy supplies .

Smarten Up Stephen!

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent bleating about protecting Canada’s resources from takeover by foreign state investors (Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation’s $15 billion-dollar takeover of Nexen) is not only disingenuous; it is also hypocritical.

Disingenuous because FIPA, the Canada-China Foreign Investment Protection Agreement, will give existing investors – be they state or private – the right to expand. And Canada is powerless to stop that.

Wendy Holm Agrologist

Wendy Holm Agrologist

Hypocritical because foreign investors are presently buying up Canadian farmland at an alarming rate, state funds are a major player in the global farmland grab, and all of it is happening silently.

Given public priorities concerning food security, food safety and sovereignty, sustainable farming practices and community economic development, foreign ownership of Canada’s farmland is a greater threat to public policy than foreign ownership in the oil patch.


Smarten up Stephen. In the wise words of William Jennings Bryant: Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic; but destroy our farms and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.

Check out Wendy Holm’s Blog for much more information on the state of Canada’s Agriculture today.


Comments are closed.