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41 minutes ago, FrostyWinnipeg said:

Bowman got 2 to 1 lead on Jenny according to recent poll.

WTF!

Not surprising at all. She's a no-namer and he's a centrist incumbent who hasn't burned the city down. Browaty would've maybe made it a race, but he's probably got his eyes on a CPC nomination next year.

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On 2018-10-03 at 4:44 PM, Mark H. said:

Ok, fair comment.  I guess I'm more used to the farms I see in MB. We don't have a dairy ourselves, but have one neighbour with 100 cows, one with 40, and another with 70.  The biggest farm that I know of personally milks around 300 head and the family also runs a strawberry farm.  Boonstra berries - people on here have probably heard of them.  

If what you describe is happening, then it sounds like corporations have tapped into the supply management system, just as well it gets dissolved if that's the case. 

It's been happening for awhile.  My brother was squeezed out of dairy 20 years ago.  He'd received an award for having the top 5 milk quality in the province the previous year, but since he only had a 40 cow herd that was pretty far from the next nearest farm they pressured him to get out of the business.  Told him he needed to build a new barn (at least a million dollars back then) or he was out.  I am very much in favour of the idea of supply management, but I fear that the capitalists have taken over the industry.

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12 minutes ago, Wideleft said:

It's been happening for awhile.  My brother was squeezed out of dairy 20 years ago.  He'd received an award for having the top 5 milk quality in the province the previous year, but since he only had a 40 cow herd that was pretty far from the next nearest farm they pressured him to get out of the business.  Told him he needed to build a new barn (at least a million dollars back then) or he was out.  I am very much in favour of the idea of supply management, but I fear that the capitalists have taken over the industry.

Who is "they"? 

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On 2018-10-05 at 10:00 AM, JCon said:

Who is "they"? 

I probably shouldn't speculate without knowledge of the industry but most likely a large corporation who purchases the milk, processes and packages it, and  "brands" it for sale in grocery stores.  Economics of scale, it is not worth their while to deal with small producers.

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It was communicated through the dairy inspector, but we had reason to believe that there were people on the Milk Marketing Board who wanted the little guys (especially the isolated ones) gone.  

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17 hours ago, Wideleft said:

It was communicated through the dairy inspector, but we had reason to believe that there were people on the Milk Marketing Board who wanted the little guys (especially the isolated ones) gone.  

I was thinking the Board. Thanks. 

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6 hours ago, wanna-b-fanboy said:

So NAFTA is out... we get the USMCA instead... United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement... good thing they didn't go with USCAM- that would have been a branding nightmare.

United States-Canada, Agreement, Mexico? That would have been odd. 

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59 minutes ago, The Unknown Poster said:

Call an election right now! I dare you!

 

Lol...did u not finish reading the tweet? 1200 people were polled. That's like one neighborhood. I'm honestly embarrassed for the people using this like it is any indication of how the country actually feels...I'm not even suggesting it's wrong...but it's a joke.

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49 minutes ago, Bigblue204 said:

Lol...did u not finish reading the tweet? 1200 people were polled. That's like one neighborhood. I'm honestly embarrassed for the people using this like it is any indication of how the country actually feels...I'm not even suggesting it's wrong...but it's a joke.

Did they contact 4 people from every riding?

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43 minutes ago, Bigblue204 said:

Lol...did u not finish reading the tweet? 1200 people were polled. That's like one neighborhood. I'm honestly embarrassed for the people using this like it is any indication of how the country actually feels...I'm not even suggesting it's wrong...but it's a joke.

You should research sample size and statistical significance. I don't know the method behind this particular poll, but just because only 1200 people were polled doesn't mean the result isn't accurate to a given margin of error. 

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55 minutes ago, Bigblue204 said:

Lol...did u not finish reading the tweet? 1200 people were polled. That's like one neighborhood. I'm honestly embarrassed for the people using this like it is any indication of how the country actually feels...I'm not even suggesting it's wrong...but it's a joke.

I used to work for a polling company briefly and they taught us the formula which I dont remember.  What do polls mean any more?  Well,  a poll is a poll and they have their formulas.  

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