The Canadian Press

2002-06-20 | Farm-Aid

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Ottawa and the provinces announced an 8.18 billion dollar aid package for farmers to be paid out over six years. Prime Minister Chretien made the announcement June 20th in a cornfield outside of Ottawa. The prime minister also offered a word of encouragement to farmers. (Western premiers complained Ottawa should carry more of the burden to help farmers cope with increased US agriculture subsidies. But Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief said the package must be cost shared.)

Date: 2002-06-20
Placeline: Spencerville, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I also want to reassure Canadian farmers today that our government would continue to make a forceful case against a run away agricultural subsidies especially the wrong headed U. S. farm bill >>

Clip ID: 20020620CPCN001