I would like to respond to Henry Neufeld’s letter to the editor in the June 16th issue of The Manitoba Co-operator.
Neufeld is confused about Bill C-27 and its changes for the future operation of the CWB. The bill is short and has two main provisions; that producers will receive their payments faster, and a change that ensures that active producers are the ones voting in the CWB elections. Both provisions are supported by the CWB.
The new legislation does not add other large producers to the voters’ list. Producers of rye, flax, oats, rapeseed and canola have always been eligible to vote in CWB elections. The amendments would require producers to have