Canadian Wheat Board

Pat Martin Asks Agriculture Minister: Have You Lost Your Freaking Mind?

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Politics

Winnipeg NDP MP Pat Martin returned to his raucous ways during question period on Tuesday, asking Conservative minister Gerry Ritz if he had “lost h...

Farmers Move To Sue Feds For Billions

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Alberta

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - The group Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board says it is moving ahead with a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the federal go...

Move Over, Cowgirl: Wheat Board Ad Gets An Update

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Canadian Wheat Board is poking a little fun at itself, while hoping a new advertisement lassos them customers and not controversy.The ad features ...

Wheat Board Stands By 'Offensive' Ad

CP | Posted 03.31.2013 | Canada Living

SASKATOON - The Canadian Wheat Board is standing by an advertisement that has lassoed controversy.The ad features a 1969 print called "Hi-Ho, Silver,"...

Tories Celebrate End Of Wheat Board

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2012 | Canada Politics

KINDERSLEY, Sask. - Western Canadian farmers who were convicted in the 1990s for taking their grain across the border to sell in the U.S. have been pa...

Say Goodbye To The Wheat Board

CP | Jennifer Graham and Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2012 | Canada Politics

Winds of change are sweeping across the Prairies as the Canadian Wheat Board's decades-long monopoly on western wheat and barley sales ends, but opini...

A One-Time Cash Injection For Wheat Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - The federal government is injecting cash into the Canadian Wheat Board to help it deal with new competition in an open market.Agriculture M...

Watching the Watchdog: Stats Don't Lie, Political News Falls Short

Tim Knight | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Seems that when you spend an hour watching Canadian TV news stories about politics, you get only about 15 minutes of real information. These scary numbers come from the highly respected charitable Samara Institute today. Samara has spent months doing all the research, the number crunching, and the drawing of conclusions. Will the newsrooms listen? Probably not.

Canadian Wheat Board Law Before Court of Appeal

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The latest chapter in the long and bitter saga of the Canadian Wheat Board played out Wednesday in the Federal Court of Appeal.The court agre...

Ottawa Sued For $15.4 Billion Over Wheat Board Dismantling

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Business

REGINA - A class-action lawsuit has been filed that claims Canadian farmers should be repaid $15.4 billion when the Canadian Wheat Board is dismantled...

Brian Topp Would End Wheat Board Monopoly

CBC | Posted 03.08.2012 | Canada Politics

Brian Topp, who is seeking to lead the federal New Democratic Party, says if he became prime minister he would reverse the decision to en...

2011: The Year Of The Tory Juggernaut

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - No simpler summary of Stephen Harper's style as majority prime minister was offered in 2011."It's time for the wheat board and others who hav...

New Canadian Wheat Board Chairman Named

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A Regina business executive has been named chairman of the new, five-member Canadian Wheat Board.Bruce Johnson, who replaces ousted chairma...

Liberals Ask GG To Refuse Royal Assent To Wheat Board Bill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Gov. Gen. David Johnston has been dragged into the partisan fight over the fate of the Canadian Wheat Board.Interim Liberal leader Bob Rae is...

Feds Deny They Broke Law On Wheat Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2012 | Canada Politics

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Judge: Tories Broke Law In Ending Wheat Board Monopoly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.06.2012 | Canada Politics

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Wheat Board Battle Goes To Court

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A Federal Court judge is to rule Wednesday on whether federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has broken the law with his reform of the Can...

Say Goodbye To The Wheat Board Monopoly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on western wheat and barley, a mainstay of Prairie agriculture for generations, is over.Killing it has be...

Farmer Tossed From House Of Commons Gallery

CBC | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada

A Manitoba farmer stood up in the visitor's gallery of the House of Commons to chastise the government over its move to end the monopoly ...

How to Defeat Stephen Harper

Romeo Saganash | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

The Conservatives sold people a phony bill of goods, playing on anger over hot button social issues while undermining their economic future. But we can foster a sense of co-operation in our society rather than pitting people against each other, constantly fanning the flames of fear as Stephen Harper has done.

Is Canada's Supply Management System Worth Saving?

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.19.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Canadian cheese lovers, Marianne Renaut feels your pain.The Belgian-born Quebecer is shocked by the high price of Canadian dairy, and trips...

Selling Out Rural Canada

Romeo Saganash | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Romeo Saganash

We proudly refer to being the second largest country in the world and one of the least densely populated. What receives less attention is the fact that with every year, more and more people are forced to leave home in rural communities to look for work elsewhere.

Fight Over Wheat Board Keeps MPs Up Late

CBC | Posted 01.02.2012 | Canada Politics

The Canadian Wheat Board may be running ads and heading to court to fight the government's plans to dismantle its "single desk" monopoly ...

Farmers Counter Sue Wheat Board

CP | Scott Edmonds, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Politics

WINNIPEG - A Western farm group is trying to block the Canadian Wheat Board from going to court over the federal government's plan to strip the board ...

Ethics Watchdog Clears Tory MPs To Vote On Wheat Board

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal ethics watchdog says there's no conflict of interest in allowing Conservative MPs to vote on a bill that could benefit them finan...