By Douglas Campbell, published in the Charlottetown guardian, May 7, 2020
The National Farmers Union (NFU) and most Islanders were relieved when the federal and provincial governments took quick action to address COVID-19. The measures put in place helped curb the spread of the virus and saved many lives here in PEI and in other provinces and territories. The government spokespersons showed caring in addressing sincere messages to the people who are grieving the deaths of family members and friends.We are impressed by the speed and apparent efficiency with which the decision-makers set up emergency funds. Continue reading
By Douglas Campbell
The National Farmers Union (NFU) adds its concerned voice about COVID-19 to that of many people in PEI, in Canada, and the whole world. We have never experienced a global health threat as serious as this one. Everyone is affected. Our health and our lives are at risk. For many of us our livelihoods are at risk. The fear and anxieties which accompany any major disaster are at a high level. Continue reading
Convention should have taken place on March 31 but due to COVID-19 has been cancelled. Spread the word!
Hello to all NFU Members in District 1, Region 1:
It is time to connect with you all by means of this newsletter to let you know what the NFU has been doing in the past few months. Late in 2019 a good number of NFU members from P. E. I. attended the 50th Anniversary Convention of the NFU which was held in Winnipeg – the place where the Founding Convention took place. This anniversary convention was a time to look back at the past achievements of the organization over the last fifty years and to develop a vision for our continued involvement in the agricultural scene well into the future. We were particularly glad to have Urban and Mary Laughlin attend the Convention once again. Urban was presented with a lovely plaque in recognition of his contribution to the NFU as well as recognition of the fact he had attended all fifty National Conventions as well as the Founding Convention. He is the only person in Canada to hold this record. Congratulations, Urban, and many thanks to you and Mary for all the work you have done. Thanks too to Reg Phelan for all the work he has done for many years on the National Board. Thanks to Stella Shepard for all her support during Reg’s involvement. Byron Petrie is our new National Board Member. Continue reading