My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, December 22, 2005

One more issue the Conservative won't touch...

Road Hammer had a good comments on my post yesterday on the '7 Issues the Conservatives won't touch'. Agricultural subsidies and our supply management programs need to be debated. Our various supply management boards (for poultry, eggs, milk, etc) all tend to keep prices way too high, stifle innovation, and force farmers to deal with one vendor. I'm not an expert on supply management, but it seems that this is one area where there should be a debate - certainly, there is huge disagreement in the west on the use of these marketing boards.


Blogger v said...

Have you even been to the Conservative Party of Canada website?

"The Conservative Party will stand up for farmers, offering committed support as opposed to indifference to the problems facing today’s farming communities.

-Ensure that agricultural industries that choose to operate under domestic supply management remain viable.

-Give western grain farmers the freedom to make their own marketing and transportation decisions."

We're in the middle of an election, dude; this is not time to be spreading misinformation about the party you claim to support.

7:03 PM  
Blogger GayandRight said...

I look forward to the Conservatives raising this issue during the campaign. Maybe I've missed, but they sure have been quiet about it.

Most of the policies support farmers, for sure...but what about rolling back subsidies. What about breaking up the milk marketing boards, etc.

I don't find these policies very 'conservative.

9:34 PM  

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