Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Was hearing on the radio today that the farmers who attempted to take on the Wheat Board 9 years ago by illegally transporting grain to buyers in the U.S. finally won something. I've always been less then enthused about their chosen method, and I think that my skepticism is justified by the fact that the Wheat Board still exists.

The Wheat Board is a good idea in theory, it just doesn't work in reality. Perhaps the problem with Canada's agricultural policy is that we have all the disadvantages of a socialistic, government enforced monopoly, without the advantages in way of government subsidization, meanwhile, we have to compete against the U.S. which not only has a more open system for marketing their produce, but is also subsidized.