My compliments to the Manitoba Co-operatorfor the timely coverage (Aug. 26 and Sept. 16) of the 2010 District 9 CWB director candidates highlighting their single-desk position. I would rank Gary Draper, John Sandborn, and Ernie Sirski alphabetically 1, 2, 3. Here’s why.
Four companies trade 80 per cent of the world’s grain. Without a farmer-controlled Prairie-wide CWB single desk, the private trade can easily provide a carrot or two to any number of desperate individual Prairie farmers to hollow out the CWB one truckload at a time.
Reviewing each candidate’s reported words, Draper sees