Shredded Wheat Board?


WINNIPEG — Political observers in Canada’s Prairie provinces expect the newly elected Conservative majority government to loosen the controls of the Canadian Wheat Board, after critics predicted the Tories would shut it down.

According to a report from CBC News, Conservative MP Candice Hoeppner of Manitoba says the government won’t be looking to dismantle the Board entirely but will likely look at ways to allow farmers to opt out, or market their own product.

“I can tell you, in my riding, a lot of farmers, all they’sre asking for is the choice. They don’st want to end the monopoly,” she told the CBC.

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