With the announcement from the federal government that the monopoly will be removed and farmers will have a choice in marketing their wheat and barley, all hell has broken loose. The supporters of the single desk are running around in a panic forecasting the rape and pillage of the Western farmers by the big bad grain companies. In their mindset only the CWB can save the farmers from total devastation. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Let s look at some facts. First, the Harper government has a majority in both the Commons and the Senate. One of their campaign promises was if they