After an extremely hard fought battle on how Western Canadian farmers should be able to market their own wheat the single desk is finished. Royal assent has been given to Bill C18 by the Governor General. Some people are speculating that this issue will end up in the Supreme Court but for now many Western Canadian farmers are celebrating.
According to Henry Vos (former CWB director),
“As of tomorrow the mandate of the Canadian Wheat Board completely changes with a new Chairman, new governance model, new communications plan, staff decisions and more.”
To think that Bob Rae, Alan Oberg, Wayne Easter, and Alex Atamanenko could prevent Western Canadian farmers fro marketing their own wheat will truly be looked upon in the history books as amusing and comical.
When asked what Vos thought of the impact on Western Canadian farmers Vos said,
“Its a happy day for farmers. We are finally done with the crazy eight.”