Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart has introduced amendments to Saskatchewan’s farm security legislation that will make pension plans and their administrators ineligible from owning farmland in the province.
“The vast majority of respondents do not support pension plans or foreign investors purchasing farmland in Saskatchewan. They do, however, support our government in taking a stronger role in enforcing farmland ownership rules."
Une grande majorité des personnes qui ont répondu à la consultation publique lancée par le gouvernement ne veulent pas que des investisseurs comme des fonds de pension puissent acheter des terres agricoles en Saskatchewan.
While new interest in protecting farmland in Saskatchewan has been sparked, farmers say more study is needed to understand who owns what farmland and what the various rules are governing ownership in the provinces.