An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (members of the board)

This bill was last introduced in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in September 2008.


Raymond Simard  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Jan. 31, 2008
(This bill did not become law.)


This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Canadian Wheat Board Act to enhance the powers of the elected members of the board.


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Canadian Wheat Board ActRoutine Proceedings

January 31st, 2008 / 10:05 a.m.
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Raymond Simard Liberal Saint Boniface, MB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-498, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (members of the board).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in the House this morning to introduce my private member's bill to further democratize the Canadian Wheat Board. All Canadians have seen how this new government has tried everything to bypass the proper legislative process in order to kill the Wheat Board, one of the most successful institutions in Canadian history.

This bill will strengthen the position of the board of directors, composed of a majority of elected western producers, and will ensure that this government and future governments will have a duty to consult with the board prior to making substantive changes. These types of safeguards should not be required, but this anti-democratic government has shown that even a Federal Court decision will not deter its infatuation to kill the Wheat Board.

This bill will also ensure that western producers are treated fairly and that any plebiscite question on the Wheat Board's future will be clear and concise.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)