Farm land is Saskatchewan’s most strategic resource. It is our primary renewable generator of wealth and growth. Accordingly, we must continue to safeguard our control over this resource by maintaining our legislated framework of protection under The Saskatchewan Farm Security Act and adapting it where necessary to new challenges.
Accordingly, the P.C. Party of Saskatchewan opposes the inclusion of pension funds as a qualifying investor in Saskatchewan farm land and would ensure that the growth of farm land Limited Partnerships do not become a threat to the viability of our family farm base or the economic health of our rural communities.
The P.C. Party of Saskatchewan also opposes the exemptions being granted to resource companies where they are granted far more surface land than is required for their operations.
To aid in the process of ensuring that land continues to be available to Saskatchewan farm and ranch families, the P.C. Party would change the structure of the Farmland Security Board to consist of 7 members.
• Only 1 appointed from government. This person would chair the meeting plus
• 1 member of SARM (Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalties)
• 1 member of SUMA (Saskatchewan Urban Municipalties Association)
• 1 member of APAS (Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan)
• 1 member of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association,
• 1 member of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation
• 1 member of the Association of Sasktachewan Realtors.