Blame Farmers

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Farmers, once the backbone of the Canadian economy and a moving force in Canadian politics, now represent only 1.8 % of the labour force. So it comes as a big surprise to learn not only that it was farmers who torpedoed Maxime Bernier's Conservative leadership bid but that they did it to save their supply-side egg and dairy sinecures from Mad Max's libertarian hatchet. They're wily ones, these farmers—blue on the outside but Red on the inside.