Consultations begin on new national agricultural policies

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I guess Mr. Wales considers "bad answers" as anything other than asking for more money input in these programs.Isen't that the whole goal, a united "more money"!

Canada's agricultural policies seem to be "unclear" because they promote and enshrine inequality between farmers, thanks to 200% tariff barriers favouring supply managed farmers at the expense of other farmers.

More to the point, how can there possibly ever be clarity as long as there is inequality?

The best way to explain Canadian agricultural policies to an outsider would be by way of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, and that part of it dealing with the Mad Tea Party where March Hare, Hatter and Dormouse sat crowded at one corner of a huge table, but yelled, in unison, "No room, no room!" when they saw Alice.

Finally, given Canadian agriculture's chronic inability to recognize that clarity will only come with equality, it's ironic, yet totally-fitting, that the newest policy framework enshrining inequality in Canadian agriculture, is to be implemented on April Fool's Day, 2018, and we, as farmers, will be the biggest fools of all for letting it happen.

Stephen Thompson, Clinton ON

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