It was not the best use of half-a-million dollars.

That from Portage-Lisgar M.P. Brian Pallister after the Canadian Wheat Board handed out Christmas stress bonuses last month.


He calls the decision misguided and is confident there are better ways to spend the money.


Pallister says Wheat Board employees don't deserve to be treated any differently than farmers, and believes the directors were only trying to score political points.