Harry Siemens of SiemensSays does a great job in the following article and podcasts to bring to light the controversy over who has or hasn’t reported their donor list in the past CWB elections. Harry interviews former board candidate Rolf Penner, Ian Craven of Meyers Norris Penny and Larry Hill, Canadian Wheat Board Chair.
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It seems that when it comes to the Canadian Wheat Board there is always controversy around the election process. I am not sure what comes with more controversy, elections in Florida or at the CWB. Based on the single candidate fundraising limit of $14000, I am not sure what the big deal is but if farmers demand these donor lists then so be it.
When you listen to the clear violation of the election rules as it pertains to signs and the use if the logo (Larry Hill interview) it really makes you wonder what is going on and why the rules are not more clearly enforced to ensure election fairness.
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