All through December we heard the greeting Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. How did you greet your voters? The greeting came as an announcement that the appointed chairman president robot of the CWB is getting a salary \$6,000 greater per month than the previous one. Did I get it right when I heard \$6,000 more a MONTH?
Whose money is he paid with? The farmers hold back? The taxpayers assessment? Private donations? Or is it out of your personal budget? Any or all of the above come from my labour. The above is \$6,000 above what? Do you think that this gentleman will ever see or use a food back as many Canadians will? Which wage earner would not accept and appreciate a \$6,000 a month raise? Which or how many farmers would bank it?
What type of a man can spend that kind of money because I presume that all his expenses are paid in full. If the excuse is that others are making even more money than perhaps that multiplies the problem.
As well, Mr. David Anderson in a radio presentation protecting farmers rights insisted on choice. The choice being where to sell, when to sell, the price he needs, etc. Being older than perhaps 90 per cent of the farmers in action, I know what the choices were before the CWB. The only few grains under the arm of the CWB are wheat (excluding feed wheat) multing barley and organic produce. Does anyone see prices skyrocketing as a result of competition? Let's assume that private co work for profit. What choices are the producers going to be allowed? By presenting the scenario as I see it, I could be accused of fear mongering. Is it possible that choice marketers are exerting pressure via fear as well?
Emmanuel Oystreck - Yorkton, SK.