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Byline: Some Prairie farmers also oppose government plan to end monopoly, writes Leo Ryan in Montreal
Government plans to strip the Canadian Wheat Board of its 70-year monopoly on grain sales to international and domestic markets has stirred strong appre- hension among Great Lakes carriers.
The Conservative government's proposal has also prompted a series of attacks by many Prairie farmers and, most recently, by the new Liberal opposition leader Stephane Dion.
At present the CWB allocates 6m tonnes of wheat and barley annually for overseas shipments, mainly to Europe through the eastern gateway via the port of Thunder …