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Op-Ed: Harper government privatizing Canadian Wheat Board

Ottawa - Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the deal with the multinational G3 Global Grain Group. The G3 are actually paying not one cent for the 50.1 per cent share they will get in the company.

Op-Ed: Canadian Wheat Board ad causes controversy

Regina - An ad used by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) to entice farmers to opt for the board to market their grain, has been the subject of controversy. The ad depicts a young woman in a skirt straddling a fence posing the question "Still on the fence?"

Op-Ed: The end of an era and the Canadian Wheat Board

Brandon - The three Canadian Prairie Provinces during the first half of the twentieth century fought against large corporations especially grain companies. There were also alternative radical third parties on the political scene.

Legislation tabled in Ottawa to dismantle the long gun registry

Ottawa - Stephen Harper's Conservative government is moving ahead with a long-standing pledge to end the much-hated long gun registry.

Update: Canadian Wheat Board to sue Government of Canada

Ottawa - Allen Oberg, head of the farmer-operated Canadian Wheat Board, has announced that his organization will be suing the government of Canada over its decision to dismantle to board by August 1, 2012.

Canadian government moves to dismantle the Wheat Board

Winnipeg - The Canadian government has moved this past week to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board in an effort to remove what the Conservatives perceive to be a monopoly on price-setting.

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