Challenges to the Canadian Wheat Board in the 21st century




The role of the Canadian Wheat Board is being challenged by the Harper Government. There are implications for the future of grain farming and the security of the Canadian food supply. This is your opportunity to listen to and question candidates for the CWB District 3 directorship as they debate their visions for the future of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Speakers:

Larry Wayne Hill

Incumbent director Larry and his wife Sandra are full time farmers in the Swift Current area of Saskatchewan. In his role as Chair of CWB Trade Committee, Larry has represented the CWB at WTO (world trade organization) discussions, and has worked on US trade challenges on Canadian grain exported to US. Larry supports the single-desk selling power of the CWB.

Conrad Johnson

Conrad and his wife Fay have been farming in the Bracken area of Saskatchewan for over 30 years. Conrad is a director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers and the Chairman of the Board of Great Western Railway. Conrad believes in making the CWB voluntary.

Stephen John Vandervalk

Stephen is a fourth generation farmer from the Ft. McLeod area. Stephen is a director of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers and the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission. Stephen believes in making the CWB voluntary.

SESSION PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH LETHBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery

Admission free, donations gratefully received

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