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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Liberals don't understand CWB question

This just in from the Liberal Party of Canada... and I'm left scratching my head.

Wayne Easter is quoted as saying "The CWB Barley plebiscite question is 'manipulative'". Huh? The options look pretty clear and straightforward to me...
1) The Canadian Wheat Board should retain the single desk for the marketing of barley into domestic human consumption and export markets;

2) I would like the option to market my barley to the Canadian Wheat Board or any other domestic or foreign buyer;

3) The Canadian Wheat Board should not have a role in the marketing of barley.
Of course, if you are a "CWB ONLY" supporter, then I guess you would want to raise any kind of flag that you could in order to try and discredit the vote.

It's a false delemna to propose that there are only two possible options. As many Manitoba famers seem to support the Board, they can sell their grain to the Board, while other farmers have the option to look elsewhere, should they so choose. (having the option being the key) It would give the Manitoba farmers the ability to pool their resourses to get a fair price for high volumes on the open market, while Alberta farmers, if they so choose, can swing a deal with others on the world stage. It also opens the door to more specialty products, should farmers find a market for it.

It seems to me that Liberals, and most on the left in general, are really opposed to choice, not just in this, but in many areas. It's a "my way or the highway" approach to life, that many Conservatives, and a rising number of Canadians in general, are getting (if not already) sick and tired of.

It's like Childcare... institutionalized socialist daycare is NOT the only viable option for a large percentage of people... stop trying to prevent me from getting financial assistance for rasing my own kids at home. (oh, silly me, that won't allow the "childcare advocacy groups" from getting massive government grants... okay, scratch that idea)

Healthcare... there are means of providing some services, still paid for by the Province, outside of the traditional Hospital environment. And much cheaper options at that. (oops, right... I forgot, it's really about protecting unionized jobs and high paid Liberal-connected executive positions... sorry, my bad)

And now, the Wheat Board. They won't allow farmers to have a say in it... but it's not just the Wheat Board where choice is denied. Here in Ontario, there's a fight going on about milk production... some famers want the option of selling raw milk in a monitored and regulated fashion. But most (not all) Liberals in Queens Park don't want to even have the discussion... so discrimination continues.

I thought the "Party of Trudeau" was about maximizing the freedom of the individual, and preventing government oppression? Well, that's what he said he believed, according to his "Memiors"... which I own, for the record.

Humm... seems to me he, and most modern day Liberals, are pretty selective as to which freedoms that philosophy gets to be applied to.

"Liberalism"... an untenable political philiosophy which needs to be rooted out of our nation as soon as possible.

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  • At Wed. Jan. 31, 03:05:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    My feeling about liberalism (small-"L") is this:

    If you haven't been a liberal by the time you are 20, there is something wrong with your heart. If you are still a liberal by the time you are 50, there is something wrong with your head.

  • At Wed. Jan. 31, 03:45:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For another insight into the CWB, you should check out SDA. Kate has found some very interesting information on the internal workings.

  • At Wed. Jan. 31, 08:52:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If the liberals ran Canada absolutely and we had an election tomorrow... here is what would be on the ballot for PM:

    1. Jean-Dion
    2. Dion
    3. Mr. Dion
    4. Grand Pooh Bah Dion
    5. PM Dion


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