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Fertilizer Canada says it is ready to work with newly elected Liberal government

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In response to the election of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal minority government, Fertilizer Canada has said that Canada's fertilizer industry stands ready to work with all federal political parties to ensure the industry continues to play a vital role in key priorities such as the environment, agriculture, and economic growth.

"With no representation from Alberta and Saskatchewan in the Liberal caucus, policies developed must reflect the needs of our Western members," said Garth Whyte, President & CEO of Fertilizer Canada. "Our industry faces strong competition for investment, so maintaining favourable economic conditions is essential to our continued success."

The Canadian fertilizer industry employs over 76 000 workers and contributes nearly CAN$24 billion to Canada's economy every year. Fertilizer Canada has said the federal government should ensure the fertilizer industry is not burdened with excessive regulation or taxes.

In addition to providing an economically stable business environment, Fertilizer Canada encourages the new government to build on the good work done by the agriculture industry in combatting climate change.

"We encourage all political parties to formally recognise 4R Nutrient Stewardship as the standard for nutrient management in Canada," said Whyte. "Through proactive, industry led initiatives, such as 4R Nutrient Stewardship and the 4R Climate Smart Strategy, farmers have the potential to reduce nitrous oxide emissions up to 35%."

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