Tuesday, October 31, 2006

End the Wheat Board Monopoly

A government task force is recommending the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly be phased out.

All I can say is, what took them so long!

The National Citizens Coalition has been pushing for an end to the Wheat Board monopoly for more than 10 years.

What it boils down to isn't economics or wheat or trade. It's about individual freedom.

Simply put, western grain farmers should have the freedom to market their own crops to customers of their own choice.

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

I also agree with ending the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly, but not just for choice, but also because competition generally works. When Manitoba Pork, Australian Wheat Board, and Ontario Wheat Board went to a dual marketing system, the same fears were mentioned much like during the NAFTA debate, yet at the end of the day they ended up stronger not weaker. The Canadian Wheat Board will survive just fine in a dual marketing system, in fact some competition will lead to a stronger Wheat Board as monopolies generally perform poorly.