CWB plebiscite deadline fast approaching

by World Grain Staff
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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Farmers have just over one week left to vote in the Canadian Wheat Board’s (CWB) plebiscite, the CWB noted on Aug. 15.

"Only a few days remain to cast a ballot," said plebiscite coordinator Ian Craven of MNP, a chartered accounting and business advisory firm. "Prairie grain producers interested in having a say on the future of the CWB are encouraged to return their completed ballot."

Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 24 to be admissible. Ballots must be returned to MNP in the accompanying official postage-paid envelope — ballots returned in any other envelope are inadmissible. MNP will tabulate the results on Sept. 8 and 9. Results will be announced Sept. 9.

"The plebiscite is the only opportunity farmers have to say if they want to sell all wheat and all barley through the CWB's single desk or through an open market," said CWB Board Chair Allen Oberg. "Farmers deserve to be heard on such a monumental issue. I encourage all eligible farmers to mail in their ballot by Aug. 24."

For more information on how to vote, call MNP at 1.877.780.8683 or visit www.cwbvote.ca.
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