Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives May 2 1986, Page 19

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 2, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba E May thoroughbred racing begins tonight thoroughbred racing is Back sunday with the afternoon race a Fth a super season opener at ass Nicola Downs the thundering hooves take to the track at 7 then tomorrow come to the Downs for live coverage of the Kentucky Derby via closed circuit Complete with on track wagering special Kentucky Derby Post Gates open at nine races to and keep the momentum going card at come play the super game during the opening weekend of thoroughbred racing at ass Nicola Post times saturday sunday and holidays pm vows to fight farm Trade War Vancouver pc up prime minister Mulroney promised farm Leaden yesterday to fight like hell at the Tokyo Summit to end an agricultural Trade War Between the United states and Europe which he said is clobbering Canadian farm but he promised them no cles and one of the farm after the More than hour Long meeting with Mulroney and several of his ministers and conceded it will be a Tough Bill president of the West Ern Canadian wheat growers Asso said Farmers should be grateful for Mulroney Gatt Protection the prime minister promised ear Lier this week to have the Issue placed on the Agenda at the Summit meeting of the leaders of the United West Canada and As Well As the european economic comm Mulroney and spokesmen for the 17 farm organizations with whom he met prior to his departure today for the May 46 Summit agreed Canada cannot afford to join in the Agricula Tura subsidy Price which the prime minister estimated would Cost Canada billion a year More than it is paying out in subsidies to farm the Farmers urged Mulroney to push the leaders of the seven major Industrial democracies at their Tokyo meeting to agree to have agricultural especially brought under the general agreement on tariffs and nation which sets the rules that govern much of the worlds Mulroney conceded he will not win a Quick Victory in what has become a personal Summit crusade for but he said he would warn the leaders of the damaging consequences to the world Economy should they continue their predatory Export pricing but referring to wheat sex said he doubted that the americans would end the Trade War at least not before they have recovered some of the Market share they once if agricultural Trade was brought under the Gatt there might be a Chance to achieve staged reductions in product subsidies and Price he Liberal Leader John Turner was critical of Ottawa efforts to help the prime minister did nothing for Canadian Farmers when he visited Washington said who also was in Vancouver yester he said Canada should try to Convene a meeting of the worlds wheat producing nations and that that meeting should include China and the soviet the suggestion was immediately rejected by transport minister Don Mazankowski who said China and the soviet Union Are not wheat and Mazankowski noted a meeting of wheat exporters is being held in Vancouver next wheat Price increase called consumer threat Ottawa up increasing Domestic wheat prices to help Grain Farmers would Only give distributors and retailers another Opportunity to raise their the Consumers association of Canada said the government should find other ways to help hard pressed wheat such As a Short term sub Sidy rather than permit Ting an increase in wheat prices beyond the present Ceil said Marilyn president of the associations food policy com prime minister Mulroney announced wednesday that effective 1 the Canadian wheat Board would be Able to Price wheat sold for Domestic use Between and a Bushel instead of the present to an agriculture Trade War Between the european economic Community and the United states has forced Down world wheat there have been a number of proposals to raise Domestic prices to help Prairie Farmers a special commons committee is studying the pricing of wheat and other farm it is to report by june 9 after Public hearings across the Young told the opening of those hearings that Only 10 per cent of the Prairie wheat crop is sold in Canada and increasing prices would be of limited Benefit to the but it could be much harder on consume while every Dollar increase in the Price of a Bushel of wheat should add two cents to the Price of a loaf of it works out closer to a 10centaloaf increase because of markups Between the Farmer and the effect on consumer prices of a Price increase is severe As Bakers and retailers each add their Mark Low income who buy proportionately More wheat prod Are hardest hit by the she higher wheat prices would result in a form of taxation that is regress Ive and oppressive to Low income she said the to a Bushel prices Are fair to a study done last year by University of Manitoba economist Daryl Kart says the average Cost of production for Prairie wheat is a Csc wrangler full size pickup a Csc pickup is your indispensable every working depend on Only Csc trucks Are action add an extra dimension to your with special wrangler option get 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