A rally took place in Winnipeg on November 15 in defence of the Canadian Wheat Board.
The Manitoban reports, “Mary McCandless, a member of the Council of Canadians who spoke at the rally, said the CWB is very important to the council in terms of democracy as well as corporatization and take-over. ‘All of these things are going to be severely damaged [or] disappear entirely if the wheat board ceases to exist,’ said McCandless. McCandless said the rally was protesting the Harper government’s decision to dismantle the CWB despite that the majority of farmers want to keep it. ‘It belongs to the farmers. It’s farmer owned, not Harper owned,’ McCandless said. McCandless said she hoped the rally would have an influence on Ottawa so that the government would instead listen to farmers and perform the referendum that is legally required.”
On October 28, Winnipeg chapter activist Louise May joined Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow at another rally in defence of the Canadian Wheat Board in downtown Winnipeg. More on that rally at http://canadians.org/blog/?p=11588.
For Council of Canadians blogs on the Canadian Wheat Board, go to http://canadians.org/blog/?s=%22wheat+board%22.