Secrecy as Conservatives push privatization of Wheat Board

Backroom dealings will see the CWB (formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board) either sold off or liquidated without benefit to farmers and setting the stage for possible future foreign takeover. Saskatoon (2 Dec. 2014) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is joining the National Farmers Union, in opposing the privatization of the CWB (formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board). This follows the hostile takeover of the CWB by the federal Conservative government (for more background see Mowed Down: Dismantling the Canadian Wheat Board, Who Will Really Reap the Rewards). The backroom negotiations around the … Continue reading Secrecy as Conservatives push privatization of Wheat Board