Today’s conservatives are not your Grandpa’s Tories: Co-ops, Credit Unions and Free Trade Policies

By Ellen Smirl On the Main Street in Morden Manitoba there are two gas stations: an Esso and a Co-op. During the busiest times of the week-after a hockey game, or on Sunday when the area’s many churches… Read More

Fast Facts – Grain, Trains and Autocrats: farmers pay the price of dismantling the Wheat Board

By Dean Harder A banner 2013 crop year and some rail delays due to cold weather doesn’t account for all our grain transportation woes. Coordination of rail to ships is out of synch: a study by Quorum Corporation… Read More

What Were They Thinking?

By Errol Black Yesterday, December 7, Justice Douglas Campbell ruled that “Agriculture Minister Gerrry Ritz broke the law by failing to put the matter [of the future of the Canadian Wheat Board – Bill C – 18] to… Read More

Prairie farmers won’t “get on” Stephen Harper’s train

by Barbara Toews           Cartoon by Shawna Nelles

   “It’s time for the wheat board and others who have been standing in the way to realize that this train is barrelling down a prairie… Read More

Canadian Wheat Board: Politicians Must Stand Up for Farmers

by Ian L. Robson I seem to be writing a lot about this issue these days. I wish I could be farming. The soil is still very wet and will not support big loads, but weirdly the hay… Read More