Percy Schmeiser

My god.  There is something about Saskatchewan farmers, without which this country would be immeasurably poorer.

Anyway, he took on Monsanto and won, and Paul and I went to the VPL to hear him talk.  I have never been so inspired, so disgusted, so frightened, and so proud to be a Canadian.  It was an amazing, life changing experience.  And his wife of 55 years, Louise, sat in the back and knitted.  He doesn’t travel these days without her.  She got a big round of applause too.  Without her, he would have given up early during his decade long fight.

I don’t want to get any of it wrong, so here’s his story.

Give them some money.  Really.  That nice old man is fighting an important battle for every person on the planet.