... a steaming shovel-ready pile of policy titled Canada’s Agri-Food Destination, which amounts to a non-fiction rewrite of Animal Farm for the 21st century: a self-parody of bureaucratic pretension.
... The CAPI report produces grand Soviet-style targets before getting down to the nitty-gritty of planting new gobbledegook-fertilized bureaucracies as far as the eye can see.
... three pieces of numerical mysticism, two anti-economic mercantilist fallacies and subscription to an established policy disaster before we’ve even left the first page of the executive summary.
... The path to agri-nirvana requires five bureaucratic “Enablers of Change.” ...
... Here is the media’s role: “Link the important issues to prompt change ... [as for global warming, eco-brainwashing and badgering]
... It’s uncertain what the Harper government thinks of this Liberal-created bureaucratic monstrosity or its latest report.And you can't miss Mr. Foster's exasperation with it all in his closing recommendation:
... [Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry] Ritz should take the whole organization, now ensconced in pseudo-agricultural splendor on the grounds of Ottawa’s legendary experimental farm, out to a more remote rural location with a long gun and a shovel.Bravo, Peter!