This is a letter I found dated Jan. 24, 1986 from Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. The Canadian Cattlemen s Association had written to the Prime Minister on Sept. 2, 1985 re: a proposed National Income Stabilization Plan for cattle producers.
Here we are 25 years later and nothing has changed. On June 29, this year, Ontario s Minister of Agriculture, Carol Mitchell announced a permanent Risk Management Insurance Program for Ontario cattle producers. (Ed. Note: Ontario is still seeking support from Ottawa and the other provinces for its plan)
RON OSWALD CHESLEY, ONT.
(RON IS PAST PRESIDENT OF THE
CANADIAN CATTLEMEN S ASSOCIATION)
Dear Mr. Oswald
Thank you for your letter of Sept. 3, 1985, in which you reaffirm the support of the Canadian Cattlemen s Association for the proposed National Income Stabilization Plan for cattle producers and request that I meet with representatives of the association at an early date on this issue.
As I expect you are aware, the Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable John Wise is vigorously pursuing the implementation of the stabilization plan with his provincial counterparts with a view to having it come into effect as soon as possible. The Government of Ontario, in this context, committed itself to participate in the stabilization plan, and for hogs and lambs, on Nov. 25, 1985. I understand that there are good prospects that the Governments of the other provinces will also indicate their intention to participate in the plan in the near future.