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Manitoba farmers show strong commitment to the Wheat Board

The results of the Manitoba plebiscite are in, and its results should give Chuck Strahl pause in his attempts to kill the Wheat Board’s monopoly on wheat and barley:

About 70 per cent of farmers who voted in the Manitoba government’s symbolic plebiscite said they want to keep the status quo on wheat, while support dipped to 62 per cent for barley. About 65 per cent of eligible farmers participated in the $80,000 plebiscite.

I’m sure Chuck will say something like this vote doesn’t matter.. blah blah blah… but the participation in the vote is the same as voter participation in Canadian elections these days. Even 62% in support of barley remaining the status quo is a solid mandate of support in a country not prone to giving even its majority governments more then 50% of the popular vote. If Chuck and the Tories want to know why their support in Manitoba and Saskatchewan has dropped like an anchor of late, trying to kill the Wheat Board should be their first guess.

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3 comments to Manitoba farmers show strong commitment to the Wheat Board

  • Wow, I had no idea that you were such a strong supporter of the Wheat Board, Scott.

  • This is VERY good news indeed!. I live in Saskatchewan, but here is a big tip of the hat to the Doer government for doing this plebiscite! Thanks!

  • […] Via Scott’s Diatribes are the results of the Manitoba plebiscite on dismantling the Wheat Board. About 70 per cent of farmers who voted in the Manitoba government’s symbolic plebiscite said they want to keep the status quo on wheat, while support dipped to 62 per cent for barley. About 65 per cent of eligible farmers participated in the $80,000 plebiscite. […]

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