"Whether it takes a little bit of time or a lot of time, it's going to happen,'' Harper told reporters Thursday at a caucus meeting in Charlottetown.
A Federal Court judge quashed the government's attempt to end the monopoly this week, saying the change made by the Tory cabinet in the spring was beyond cabinet's authority. Judge Dolores Hansen sided with wheat board supporters and said the change would have to be approved by Parliament.
"(The ruling) does not change the determination of the government of Canada to see a dual market for Canadian farmers," Harper said.
"I hope the wheat board will start working with the government to make sure this is going to happen, 'cause it's going to happen one way or another."
Harper did not say whether he might appeal the ruling, try to get the change through the House of Commons, or try some other method.
Wheat board chairman Ken Ritter said he understands the Tories campaigned on a promise to end the wheat board monopoly and allow farmers to sell independently.
But he said most farmers support the current system, and Harper's minority government would be hard-pressed to get support from the opposition parties to get changes approved in the House of Commons.
Sounding more like an obsessed, vindictive thug, than a Prime Minister, Harper's "one way or another" crack reveals the inner ideologue so often masked by the chasing of polls. The funny part, the government's sham of a plebsicite was so flawed, both sides can claim victory:
Harper is not swayed.
"Canadian farmers have spoken very clearly that they want to see this barley market open,'' he said.
The Canadian Wheat Board says farmers support them, Harper says they support choice, such is the case when you purposely confuse clarity, primarily because you KNOW you'll lose.
Harper's off the cuff, aggressive remarks, betray a great deal about the man, and another reason why he fears the unedited soundbite. The only relevant question, does the majority support the government action? According to our legal system, Harper needs that majority, through representation to achieve his aim. Stop acting like a poor sport, play by the rules and take it like a man. In my mind, a lot of the resistence isn't even about "choice", but the obscene tactics employed by this government on everything Wheat Board, since they took office. Removing people, stifling opinion, using taxpayer money to shovel propaganda, voluntarily skewing the questions to get a favorable result, a disgrace all around. Bully.