The federal Conservative's associate agriculture critic says the Liberals' proposed tax changes are just the latest in a long list of moves which have hurt Canadian farmers.

Alberta MP John Barlow notes the proposed changes would be devastating to farmers, as it would become more difficult for family farms to pass on to the next generation.

He adds the changes would also make it more difficult to plan ahead.

"They plan years in advance, whether it's putting money aside for new equipment, investing in trying to purchase land and expand their operation. So when you take some of those tools away, it makes it extremely difficult for them to plan."

Barlow said it also didn't make much sense to have the consultation period right in the middle of harvest. He notes the Conservatives are planning to lobby the government to extend the consultation period.


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