Thursday, 17 April 2014

Grain, Trains and Autocrats: Farmers Pay the Price for Dismantling Wheat Board

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

There is a direct correlation between the loss of the farmer-elected Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and the current rail transportation boondoggle. Details here.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

Farmers pay price for wheat board dismantling highlights many of the problems that grain producers are presently encountering,supposedly,all in the name of choice and free enterprise.
Would things be any different with the Single Desk Wheat Board?
Some opinions suggest.. Yes! Forward planning, expert experience and dedication was the backbone of the single desk CWB.

Although it's old, there's a saying that goes something like this:
The Conservative government, along with AG Minister Ritz, and not necessarily the majority of western farmers have 'Made their bed', and the entire western grain crop producing industry 'Have to sleep in it'.
The consequences that were forewarned,were ignored.
The promised vote was put aside; because democracy had taken an extended holiday,and has not been seen or heard of for several years now.