Wheat Board Might Be Toast

A Canadian staple fights for survival

Sarah McGregor
Published: Wednesday, 04/13/2005 12:00 am EDT

A delegation is planning to defend Western Canada's grain monopoly next week in Geneva, even though it's the type of "state-trading enterprise" the world has pledged to eliminate, according to International Cooperation critic Ted Menzies, himself an Alberta grower for over 30 years. He adds that the federally legislated Canadian Wheat Board is this country's "stumbling point" as the world limps toward improving rules governing international trade.

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