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Farmers should decide the fate of the CWB

Eliminating the Canadian Wheat Board would hurt Manitoba

Proposed federal government legislation would eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's (CWB) single-desk marketing system. This farmer-owned agency allows prairie farmers to compete head-on with large international grain companies.

Dismantling the CWB would hurt more than just farmers:

  • Winnipeg would lose the head office of a world-renowned company -- and more than 2,000 jobs directly or indirectly supported by the CWB.
  • Manitoba's economy would lose hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
  • Manitoba's future as a continental transportation hub could be compromised. The Port of Churchill and our arctic trade opportunities would be jeopardized.

Let farmers decide

Farmers own the CWB. It is a $5 billion company with a strong international reputation - and it returns every penny of profit to prairie farmers. Eliminating the CWB would rob farmers of these advantages. Forever. That's why farmers have always supported the CWB in the past. And why farmers should decide its future.

Support the farmers' right to decide by adding your name to the online petition below.

Online Petition

Whereas the federal government's unilateral move to end the current Canadian Wheat Board would jeopardize returns to farmers, over 2,000 Manitoba jobs, an internationally recognized head office in Winnipeg, and the Port of Churchill, I support the right of farmers to decide the future of their grain marketing agency.

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Your name, house and email address provided here may be used by the Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives' minister's office, to inform you of the progress of the Manitoba government's Canadian Wheat Board campaign. It is collected under the authority of 36(1)(b) of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions about your personal information, please contact:

Deputy Minister's Office
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives
159 Legislative Building
450 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8
Email: dmagr@leg.gov.mb.ca
Phone Number: 204-945-3734

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