Prairie Strong No Longer? Harper's Renewed Attack on the CWB

 

Just one day after the May 2nd federal election, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz made it clear that the Conservative government would move to eliminate the Canadian Wheat Board's single-desk marketing power with legislation as soon as this fall.

As Canada's largest farm marketing board, the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) represents perhaps one of the biggest, oldest and most stable collective bargaining units in the country. Helen Forsey and Simon Enoch discuss the dire consequences that will result for Canadian producers and consumers alike if Harper's vision for the CWB becomes reality. 

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