In an unprecedented move, the farmers of Ontario and Quebec have joined in the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) monopoly.
Herb Sniffor, from Grasslands Ontario stated "We are in total unity with our western brothers who are being forced by the government to have choice in wheat marketing. The only people who should have choice are women, not farmers." He also stated that "Even though Ontario and Quebec farmers are used to being able to sell their wheat to anyone they want, without the threat of jail, they welcome the restrictions of the CWB because they are tired of having to look after themselves, and they welcome with open arms the chance to be ruled by the CWB."
Justin Time, from Progessive, Quebec, echoed Herb's comment, and further stated that monopolies are great for the farmers because they get more for their products while doing less. Mr. Time also felt that supply management in Quebec was under attack and could not see how the dairy industry could survive if they were forced to compete with western dairy farmers. He stated that, "Our profits would disappear if we have to compete in a fair and open market, this is not something that we are willing to do."
Western farmers applauded the move by Ontario and Quebec wheat farmers. Mel Ancolly, a farmer from Ureka, Alberta stated, "This is great news, now eastern farmers will understand the true meaning of forced jail time and the uncompromising jackboot of the CWB! Now we will all be equally oppressed, instead of only western farmers."
The NDP stated, "This is a true victory for democracy, allowing a cartel to flourish against the will of farmers. Well, that's what a judge told us, so it must be true!"
Go CWB....and I mean goodbye! Stop using farmers money to fight the government. You have no control over the world price of wheat, you are acting like dictators. Unfortunately, the CWB is just like the CBC, entitled to their entitlements at Canadian taxpayers expense. Begone both of you!