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THE CANADIAN FARMER - -
CEVENTY-ONB eents a bushel for wheat has driven the Cana dian fanner into the camp of rebel lion against the existing capitalist aystem. Facing foreclosure by banks and loan companies, sinking lower and lower into debt, the toilers on the vast prairies of Western Canada are engaged in a hopeless struggle against bankruptcy and ruin. The well-to-do farmers, organized into the United Farmers of Manitoba and Ontario tho themselves greatly reduced in means, can still well af ford to play petty politics, engage in sham battles against the Wini peg grain exchange and wear out the floors of the lobby of the Domin ion parliament in Ottawa. But not so with the dirt farmers, who as a rule are last to gain ad vantages and the first to lose them. In Saskatchewan (a province fairly representative of the plight of the poorer farmers), in the northeastern part of that province, practically 60 per cent of the farmers are facing ruin. In that section of the country every little town is fairly thick with notices of auction sales due to fore closure. Crisis in Canadian Agriculture. The crisis in Canadian agriculture has lowered the material welfare of the farmer. Reduced to the shadow line of poverty the farmer began to kick and as a result his social out look has broadened. “The Canadian farmer is no longer a baby capitalist,” said Mr. Swartz, the secretary of the Farmers’ Union of Canada in addressing a meeting of farmers. The Farmers’ Union of Canada was organized in December, 1921. Today the Farmers’ Union of Canada has 178 locals numbering ten to fifteen thousand members in the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The formation of the Farmers’ Union of Canada was a result of secession from the well-to-do United Farmers —and also due to the amalgamation of six separate farmer unions in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Farmers’ Union of Canada explicitly recognizes the class struggle as seen from the following excerpt from their preamble: “Modem industrial society is di vided into two classes—those who posses and do not produce and those who produce. Along side this main division all other classifications fade into insignificance. Between these two classes a continuous struggle takes place.” The activities of the Farmers’ Union of Canada tho far from those of a political party—which it is not —have manifested the spirit of class consciousness and class solidarity. Farmers Support Strikers. When in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the British Empire Steel Company used government troops to crush the striking steel workers—the Farmers’ Union of Canada along with the ad vanced workers of Canada raised its voice in protest. But the keynote of the Farmers’ Union of Canada trend of mind was struck by one of its locals in Sturgis, Saskatchewan, on the question of unemployment. • The resolution passed by that local says in part: “That the unemploy ment in the cities is also due to the policy of the Canadian capitalists who, in order to lower the standard DR. ISREAI. FELDSHER Physician and Surgeon tSOB ROOSEVELT RD. Crawford 2655 Hours: Morn in*, until 10 a. m. Afternoons, 1 to 2 and 7 to 9 p. m. \ SLIPCOVERS g I Including Labor and Material J | Davenport - - $9.50 * I Chair - - - - $5.50 1 Satisfaction Absolutely j i Guaranteed Alan a wonderful (election of | ? imported Coverings at a Ire- [ I medous redaction duo to our ) j wide experience in the making I of Covers, enabling us to give t j you superior quality. ! Sava 30% on your Automobile J I covert. Order direct from- j GOLLINBROS. || | Formerly With Mandel Bros. J UPHOLSTERING done in your own homo very mUtlllhU I j 8006 SO. 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