Federal Court Rejects CWB Monopoly Supporters Appeal
By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms.com
The Supreme Court of Canada announced on Thursday, that it has denied the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board and CWB Chair Allan Oberg the opportunity to appeal a court decision that allowed the Harper Government to end the CWB monopoly.
Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said that he was pleased with the court’s decision.
"The overwhelming majority of Prairie grain farmers are already taking advantage of the benefits of an open market," he said.
Minister Ritz changed the CWB act to allow prairie farmers the freedom to choose between selling their wheat and barley to the CWB or other companies on the open market.