In early November, Keystone Agricultural Producers vice-president Robert McLean welcomed Stan Struthers to his new job as Manitoba’s minister of agriculture and hoped that he could find some money to help producers offset the cost of increased regulations.
Struthers knows about regulations. As conservation minister, he shackled hog expansion in the province. Pig production took the blame for environmental problems in Lake Winnipeg caused by phosphorus. The moratorium on building began in the fall of 2006.