17-12-2013 11:09 AM | Canada

Most of local farmer’s Canadian Wheat Board class action rejected

A local farmer and three co-plaintiffs have had nearly all of their claims in a class action suit over the 2012 end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly struck down. Portage Online reports that Harold Bell of Fort St. John, along with Andrew Dennis of Brookdale, Manitoba, Ian McCreary of Bladworth, Saskatchewan, and Nathan Macklin of DeBolt, Alberta, had filed for more than $17 billion in damages on behalf of Prairie wheat and barley producers.

They claim the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act “unlawfully expropriated assets belonging to the CWB” in which they had an interest.

Federal Court judge Justice Daniele Tremblay-Lamer struck down six of their seven claims, including those for expropriation, unlawful interference with economic relations and breach of trust.
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