Small Farmers Denied Vote

Legislation has been introduced to prevent small grain producers (delivering less than 40 tonnes to the CWB) from voting in board elections. MP David Anderson describes this as putting farmers first.

The irony is very large farmers who never deliver any board grains to the CWB would still be eligible to receive a voting ballot. Anderson and Prime Minister Stephen Harper say they want only “real” farmers voting in board elections.

I think that means they only want open marketers voting in CWB elections. That’s what David Anderson calls making the board more accountable.

Why does this legislation, coming from the right-wing Harper government not surprise me?

Henry Neufeld Waldeck, Sask.

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