Ex-Canadian Wheat Board Members Take Up Monopoly Fight

Law360, New York (December 16, 2011, 8:21 PM EST) -- The Canadian Wheat Board on Friday reportedly dropped its bid to block the implementation of a recently passed law that strips the board's monopoly over Western Canada’s wheat and barley sales, but eight of its former directors are continuing the lawsuit.

The legislation, Bill C-18, the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, which ends the single-buyer system, known as Single Desk, for Canadian grains in most of Western Canada and allows farmers to opt out of the CWB and sell their grain independently received royal assent...
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