Winnipeg Save the Canadian Wheat Board Rally

Some of the 400 people who rallied in front of the CWB headquarters, Oct. 28, 2011. Photo: Paul S. Graham

Against the wishes of most western farmers, and in defiance of laws that they are sworn to uphold, Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are poised to destroy the Canadian Wheat Board.

On October 28, about 400 people rallied in front of the Winnipeg headquarters to say “No!”

Speakers
– Andy Baker, farmer, Beausejour, Manitoba
– Allen Oberg, Chair, CWB Board of Directors
– Maude Barlow, Chair, Council of Canadians
– Drew Baker, farmer, Beausejour
– Fred Tait, Manitoba Director, National Farmers Union
– Bill Gehl, Director, Canadian Wheat Board Alliance
– Stan Struthers, Minister, Manitoba Agriculture, Forrd and Rural Initiatives
– Jon Gerrard, Leader, Liberal Party of Manitoba
– Pat Martin, MP (Winnipeg Centre), NDP Agriculture Critic
– Niki Ashton, MP (Churchill)
– Kevin Lamoureux, MP, (Winnipeg North)
– Wayne Easter, MP (Malpeque), former president of the National Farmers Union
– Dean Harder, Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board
– Barb Toews, farmer, Kane, Manitoba

Links
Friends of the CWB
Canadian Wheat Board Alliance
National Farmers Union
Canadian Wheat Board
Council of Canadians


Length: 60 minutes
Crew: Camera: Paul S. Graham and Ken Harasym; Editor: Paul S. Graham

Broadcast Information

Shaw TV Channel 9
Nov. 5, 2011: 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 6, 2011: 2:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 7, 2011: 2:00 a.m.

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