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Court Won't Hear CWB Appeal
Thu Jan 17, 2013 04:20 PM CST

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear an appeal of a lower court decision that allowed the federal government to end the Canadian Wheat Board's single desk.

The Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board, a group that supported maintaining the monopoly on wheat and barley marketing in western Canada, and a group of eight former farmer-elected directors had both filed suits against the government and agriculture minister, Gerry Ritz, over a previous ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal. That Federal Court of Appeal ruling overturned an earlier lower court decision, which had initially sided with ...

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