Region 5 (Manitoba) Convention

Date: 
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 13:00 - 17:00

July 14, 2012 – Region 5 Convention, 1 to 5 PM at the Onanole and District Drop-in Centre, Onanole, MB. (Map)  $10.00 per person.

Please bring written Policy Resolutions for consideration. Elections will be held for two National Board directors; and for representatives on the Women's Advisory, Youth Advisory, and International Program Committee. Nominations for the Grassroots Award will also be held.

The program will feature:

  • NFU President Terry Boehm speaking on seed and grain issues, including UPOV ’91, the CGC, amendments to the Canada Grain Act and Bill C-18
  • Peter Eggars, Board member from Region 8 will present on GE wheat issues and the loss of the AWB single desk, based on his recent speaking tour to Australia
  • Hon. Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Initiatives
  • John Sandborn, former elected CWB director has been invited to speak on the CWB court cases

There will be a potluck barbeque following the meeting. Bring your own utensils and lawn chairs.