Red-tape blocking up Canada’s ditches

Long-time farmer compares Dutch and Canadian governments

Just the other day, as I was thinking while milking my cows.

In the Netherlands, their DFO and MOE really got themselves into all the red-tape and bureaucracies, just like now here in Canada.

The Dutch Federal government had to step in and shorten the DFO and MOE’s teeth a bit. So that not for every little job you had to get our knees for permissions, that the ditches could be cleaned in time and be clean all the time to move water.

The question was raised, why the grass grows so good in the ditch.

Well, maybe you should ask Agri-Canada or agriculturists, you don’t have to ask a biologist, he did not know.

As a farmer I have seen a lot, I have an idea, but that is for another time.

Garry Wikkerink

Agassiz

 

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