Canadians Farmers Did Better Than U.S. Farmers Because Of The Wheat Board
Harper's Conservatives are completely driven by free market ideology when it comes to the Canadian Wheat Board. They have lied, rigged elections and fired senior CWB employees in their mission to kill the Board.
However, from time to time, the real situation gets a bit of media attention and the fact that Canadian farmers are better off WITH the Wheat Board becomes evident.
"Prairie farmers earned a record $7 billion from grain sold through the Canadian Wheat Board in 2007-08 — a 57 per cent increase over the previous year, the agency said Thursday in its annual report. [...] Western Canadian farmers got better prices than many U.S. farmers who sold their grain before prices spiked earlier this year."