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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

62 per cent

CBC: Farmers vote to end Canadian Wheat Board barley monopoly

Posted by Kevin Steel on March 28, 2007 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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Good news.

Now when will consumers get to vote on the other monopolies like dairy and eggs?

Consumers are paying twice as much for cheese, milk, butter, eggs etc. in Ontario than they would pay if there were a free market.

It's about time consumers were allowed to decide if they want to keep paying twice as much for less choice or go to a free market system.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2007-03-28 1:43:48 PM

"free market system" - in Kanuckistan? Who are youm kidding?

Posted by: obc | 2007-03-29 9:36:10 AM

There are some detractors of this barley vote who say it means, and proves, nothing. And that it wasn't a fair vote.

They say it wasn't democratic.

I want those naysayers like Ken Ritter, to refresh my memory as to how many of us Western Canadian farmers VOTED in favor of making the CWB a compulsory institution in the first place.

In fact this is a democratic end for a disgustingly anti-democratic and self-aggrandizing political institution.

It should have been put to bed decades ago.

Posted by: rockyt | 2007-03-29 5:20:48 PM

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