Wildrose Shadow Agriculture Minister Rick Strankman today released the following statement after Western Feedlots Ltd’s. decision to wind down cattle ownership and feeding operations due to the “poor political and economic environment in Alberta”:
“It is deeply troubling to see yet another company, never mind one of Alberta’s largest feedlot companies, decide to slow down business and cease hiring of employees because of the NDP government’s risky and ideological agenda.
“My heart goes out to these employees who will join the list of over 100,000 Albertans out of work, and who see no future as the NDP continue to forge ahead with policies that will only further hurt our economy.
“Wildrose will defend everyday Albertans, and continues to urge the NDP government to cancel plans for the $3 billion carbon tax, which will only do further damage to our economy and hurt investor confidence even more.”