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Young B.C. farmers can't afford farmland

Yuko Suda is a farmer. A farmer who can’t afford a farm. Instead, she rents her land, an increasingly common practice for new farmers across B.C. — one she worries won’t be sustainable long term. It’s an issue facing most young farmers in the province, one that threatens both their livelihoods and Canadians’ long-term access to food.

Who owns B.C.'s fisheries?

Licences and quotas — the regulatory "keys" to fish harvesters' livelihoods — are managed through a system that has allowed corporations, as well as Canadian and foreign investors, to purchase the access rights to the province’s fish, which are worth tens of thousands of dollars.