The Hill: Biofuel’s policy free ride is over

The government’s biofuel legislation looked like it was going to sail through Parliament. Then came headlines about a world food crisis, with biofuel pegged as one of the culprits


Even by the Ottawa standards of shifting political sands, the fall from grace of the government’s biofuel support and subsidy policy was breathtaking.

Not so long ago – let’s say the 2006 election campaign – all political parties were bully on biofuel as an environmental policy.

Better Farming - June/July 2008