When the initial court challenge by the Canadian Wheat Board was launched against the federal government you knew it wouldn’t go unanswered. The first of those legal responses was launched this week by the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association. The reasoning behind it stems from the CWB’s use of pool funds to launch their suit and fund their “save the single desk” campaign. With royal assent due to be granted to the Wheat Board Bill in December effectively dissolving the current board, can a court challenge have any impact in such a short time? I spoke with Kevin Bender, the President of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers about the reasons behind their groups legal action and what it is they hope to accomplish with it.
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