The Canadian Press

2012-08-01 | Wheat Board Battle

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New federal legislation kicked in to end the Canadian Wheat Board's decades-long monopoly on western wheat and barley sales. Prime Minister Stephen Harper granted pardons to farmers who were convicted in the 1990's for taking their grain across the border to sell in the US. Harper made the announcement August 1st on a farm near Kindersley, Saskatchewan in front of a crowd of hundreds of grain producers. (Farmers still supporting the monopoly worried the open market would leave them at the mercy of railways and big, international grain companies.)

Date: 2012-08-01
Placeline: KINDERSLEY, Saskatchewan.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

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