Thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and minister of agriculture Garry Ritz, we now have the Conservative Wheat Board, all political appointees, since all our elected farmer directors were fired.  The farmers for Just Us seem to think they have marketing freedom.  What a farce.  We are now all slaves to the vagaries of a fluctuating market.

Other things for which we can be thankful to our government: austerity measures; funding was cut for CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) and international charitable organizations; no more trees for farmsteads from Indian Head; phasing out of community pastures; no more CBC television for rural residents.  But we had $28 million to spend to commemorate the War of 1812.  And we have billions of dollars to spend for fighter planes.  What do we need them for?

J. W. Zunti,
Luseland, Sask.
Western Producer, November 22, 2012

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