We’ve got an ‘economist’ at the helm of the country and it shows.
Between dismantling the Wheat Board and the changes to the way things are in the proposed bill C-18 I guess it’s not surprising that farmers feel the Harper Government of Canada has it in for them. But if you follow the big business way of doing bizniz globally it makes sense because the only farmers that ‘work’ in that plan are ‘customers’ and ‘tenants’. individual farms with small operations ‘make no sense’ in their model and obviously have no pull in Ottawa. Only operations large enough to compete with far away operations are ‘sustainable’ and only if they run their operations with industrial efficiencies. (not my view but theirs)
Provincially the Liberals act like the federal Conservatives.
They’re looking at the Agricultural Land Reserve and it does not appear they are looking at it in a friendly way (unless you are a developer OR want to sell your ALR trapped property to one)
But then what do we need farmers and farms for anyway?
The bulk of most people in the bigger cities never see where or how their food is grown. All they apparently care about is variety and price. More of one and less of the other and they’ll blissfully go along with most anything that big $$ can sell them on.
It’s a shame … that we humans are so easily persuaded to go along and find it hard to find our spines when the real issues show up. But we can be whipped into a frenzy about things that have no real bearing in the big scheme of things.
Where organized sports franchises go and which over-paid ‘athlete’ plays for which billionaire is obviously of much more importance than who makes our food and how much they and their cronies screw with the system.
It’s pathetic really.
The Weapons of Mass Distraction work. And unless you live in Syria or one of the other war torn spots in the world, those are WMD that you will be subjected to and should bother you the most.