Monday, 15 February 2016

Some Farmers on the Eastern Prairies Call for Return of Canadian Wheat Board

CBC News
PinP photo.
A meeting of Prairie farmers has called for the return of a single-desk system for grain marketing. Story here.

1 comment:

John Fefchak said...

As the World turns , 90 years later, the fickleness of some grain producers reveals itself once again. Their family of past grandfathers suffered the consequences of grain buyers greed, lack of competition in transportation, lack of transparency, etc, etc. and devised a plan.
Former Conservative Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker,understood that
legislation could be changed and so did Stephen Harper, but not on
Diefenbaker's terms. Harper and Ritz not only betrayed the legacy of respect for Western Canadian farmers, they also showed total disregard for current producer opinion and democracy.
Which bring us to the present situation,where voices are being heard that things are not, as was predicted to be.
Will a new Phoenix be fostered and arise from the ashes of the former Canadian Wheat Board, or will the Grain Companies become the Masters and our farmers will be their landlords.? Or is it too late?