DOUG CLOVECHOK: I support the preservation of quality farm and ranchland. But we should not have a minority government stripping the rights of private landowners no matter what the circumstances
- they treat all land within the ALR as if it is all good quality farmland and it demonstrably is not;
- they disrespect the rights of ordinary people who chose to live in the country and live on land that has no agricultural potential or value.
The ALR should not all be painted with the same brush—a one-size-fits-all approach is not effective in addressing each area’s unique circumstances.
I'm not always able to respond to my Facebook comments, but I must say the individuals who are participating in civil, respectful conversation (on my fb page) make me smile.