Rolf Penner is a pro-free market farmer who has been a consistent and outspoken opponent of Canada's Wheat Board monopoly.
And at a recent wheat growers' event, he paid tribute to Jim Chatney, another farmer who in an act of defiance took a bag of wheat across to the US and donated it to a 4-h club. For that he was jailed.
Here's part of Penner's tribute:
"All of those farmers who ran the border made a very important contribution to the cause of freedom and Liberty in Canada. Until they did it the Wheat Board could always pretend that it was a benevolent organization. It was implied that if you sold your grain to someone else you would go to jail but until it happened nobody really took it seriously. What the border runners did, is they took what was implicit and they made it explicit. There was no longer any doubt that it was a crime in western Canada to sell your own wheat and barley."
Read the rest here.