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Future Hog Barn Development Will Be Less "Extreme." Minister

ROBLIN, MB. Oct. 20-'08 by Larry Powell Manitoba's Conservation Minister, Stan Struthers, promises that past mistakes in the way factory hog barns have grown up in parts of the province, will not be repeated elsewhere. Struthers makes the remarks in an interview wit h "Paths Less Travelled" today. (Struthers Photo Courtesy Gov of MB) In the face of sustained and sometimes vicious opposition from the hog lobby, Struthers (also the Minister responsible for the environment) recently piloted a law through the provincial legislature, freezing the development of new factory hog barns in three areas of the province; the Interlake, the Red River Valley and the southeast. But new ones will still be allowed in the rest of the province! In that regard, Struthers has reassuring words for people in these areas (like myself) who might fear they will be adversely affected by new barns. He says a working group will bring recommendations back to him that will address such things