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Wednesday, October 18, 2006 

Conservatives Try To Jigger Farmer Vote


The Canadian Wheat Board Act stipulates that any major change to the mandate of the Board MUST be approved by a vote of Farmers. Harper knows that he will not be able to win that vote and obtain the changes he wants.

Meanwhile, farmers are currently preparing to vote on new Board Members for the Canadian Wheat Board. BUT WHAT IS THIS! THE TORIES ARE TRYING TO JIGGER THE VOTERS LIST! It sure looks like they are trying to find a way to manipulate the process to ensure that they get the Board Members that they want!

Shame on Conservatives for playing around with the democratic process in such a blatant and dishonest manner!

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Does it not make sense to you that only farmers who actually grow and sell wheat should be the ones who vote for their own future? Whyu should potato farmers, for example, be voting on wheat marketing.
Get a grip and look at this with some reality.
And, why is there no wheat board sanctioning the rest of Canada? Only the West? So, why should farmers who do not live in the west have any reason or right to vote for wheat farmers in the west.

I am not really sure what you are referring to re: 'potatoe farmers' - the farmers identified under the Canadian Wheat Board Act as being eligible to vote are those farmers with a wheat Permit Book. What Harper and Strahl are trying to do is decrease the number of Saskatchewan wheat farmers in the vote.

Last year there was a lot of flooding in the northwest part of this province and farmers did not get to take a crop off - also in the south country there was drought and once again a lot of farmers did not get to take off a crop.

These farmers made it thru the year on crop insurance and other off farm work. If Chuck Strahl's criteria is used, NONE OF THESE FARMERS WILL GET TO VOTE and that is WRONG.

Conservatives are trying to cheat on the vote because they cannot win it democratically.

Now as to what you were referring to ......?

No, this can't be true...the CPC stands up for all Canadians, especially the rural western farmer....

where the heck did "potato farmers" come from? Did someone read the article?

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