Canadian Judge Says Gov't Broke Wheat Monopoly Law

Law360, New York (December 7, 2011, 8:24 PM EST) -- A Canadian judge ruled Wednesday that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz violated the law by introducing legislation to end the single-marketing system for Canadian wheat and barley without first consulting the Canadian Wheat Board and winning a vote by farmers.

“In proposing that a fundamental change be made the structure [of the Canadian Wheat Board Act], the minister must act democratically,” Justice Douglas R. Campbell of the Federal Court of Canada said in his decision. “Not adhering to these values is not only disrespectful, it is contrary...
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