Canada Sued Over Bill Ending Wheat Monopsony

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The Canadian Wheat Board sued the Canadian government on Wednesday, arguing it broke the law by not holding a vote for affected farmers prior to the introduction of legislation that would end the single-marketing system for Canadian wheat and barley.

Bill C-18, the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, would end the single-buyer system, known as Single Desk, for Canadian grains in most of Western Canada and allow farmers to opt out of the CWB and sell their grain independently.

CWB Chair Allen Oberg accuses Prime...
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