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Let Farmers Vote On Cwb

The Manitoba government is putting up $180,000 to pressure the federal government into letting farmers decide the Canadian Wheat Board’s future through a vote. The provincial government hasn’t ruled out funding a legal challenge to prevent Ottawa from unilaterally removing the CWB’s monopoly on the sales of all western Canadian wheat and barley destined for

FCWB Appealing Voters’ List Ruling

Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board (FCWB) is appealing a Federal Court decision upholding changes to the CWB’s voters’ list made by Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz in 2008. The coalition of farmers and others in support of the CWB contend Justice James Russell erred on two points in Winnipeg Jan. 29, said FCWB spokesman and

Gerry Ritz happy to be back in ag chair

“ We’re already getting squeaking noises from the Liberals that they’re going to be tough this time… but at the end of the day I don’t think anybody wants another election in the spring.” – Gerry Ritz Improving Canada’s safety net programs are among reappointed federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz’s top priorities, he said in