Canadian Wheat Board Payments and Election Reform Act

An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act

This bill was last introduced in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in March 2011.


Gerry Ritz  Conservative


Second reading (House), as of May 14, 2010
(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 by changing the eligibility criteria for voting in the election of directors of the Canadian Wheat Board. It also amends that Act to allow the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, being the Minister designated for the purposes of that Act, with the concurrence of the Minister of Finance — instead of the Governor in Council — to establish amounts to be paid, and to authorize and direct that certain payments or transactions be made, by the Canadian Wheat Board.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, an excellent resource from the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

March 24th, 2011 / 12:45 p.m.
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Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada

Richard Phillips

The other legislation that is before the House is Bill C-27, to clean up the voters list and to remove banks and financial institutions and other people who just have an interest but don't actually farm. Whether it's a minimum amount of tonnage, we'd be interested in finding some way to ensure that actual farmers are making decisions when actual farmers vote and then people live with the results. So we'd be interested in seeing something along those lines also go forward.

November 18th, 2010 / 10:20 a.m.
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Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Greg Meredith

Just for context, I think you're referring to Bill C-27, which would have sped up the process. Currently, you're correct: the process is longer than it has to be. If the bill were to go through, the process would take approximately three weeks.

Canadian Wheat Board Payments and Election Reform ActRoutine Proceedings

May 14th, 2010 / 12:20 p.m.
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Lawrence Cannon Conservative Pontiac, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act.

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