Yes news, I do not have posting priviledges to the news forum ergo:
Some of you may remember my posts on the Conservative government in regards to the difference between laws, regulations, and policy in relation to the ability for Harpercrit to do and end run around the Constitution in regards to the dismantling of MMAR and to Canada's Wheat Board, well this decision just in:
--------------------------------------------------------------------July 31, 2007
Federal Conservative government loses court battle over Canadian Wheat Board
OTTAWA (CP) - A court decision has derailed, at least temporarily, the federal government's plan to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its monopoly on western barley sales.
Federal Court Judge Dolores Hansen ruled Tuesday the Conservative [read Republican for our American cousins] cabinet overstepped its authority earlier this year, when it passed a new regulation to allow farmers to sell their barley independently. "I conclude the new regulation is ultra vires (beyond cabinet's power) and of no force and effect," Hansen wrote.
The judge sided with supporters of the wheat board, who argued any changes to the board's monopoly must be made via a law passed in Parliament - something that could be blocked by the opposition.
"It's a victory for farmers," said Ian McCreary, a wheat board director who farms in Bladworth, Sask.
Federal Agriculture Minister Chuck Strahl, Conservative, was not immediately available for comment.
The wheat board issue has divided grain producers. Those who support the status quo say the board's monopoly ensures farmers get higher prices on the global market.
Opponents say farmers should have the right to choose whether to sell through the board or try to get higher prices for their grain independently.
The issue has also divided the Prairie governments. Manitoba [NDP*} and Saskatchewan [NDP*] have backed wheat board supporters, while the Conservative [right wing] Alberta government has backed the dismantling.
*[NDP= New Democratic Party, it is a Socialist political party, there is no equivelant to the NDP in the USA possibly the closest thing would be a communist party.]
McCreary said the minority Conservative government in Ottawa will have a tough time getting its changes through Parliament, because the opposition parties have thrown their support behind the wheat board.
The left wing opposition parties also all support MMAR and even decriminalistaion.
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