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Encyclopedia > Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board

The Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board is the member of the Canadian Cabinet who has the responsibility of supervising and setting policy for the Canadian Wheat Board and appointing the government representatives who sit on the body.



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Canadian Wheat Board (450 words)
The Canadian Wheat Board was established in 1935 as an AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BOARD charged with the orderly marketing of western grains.
The CWB is the sole marketing agency for prairie WHEAT and BARLEY destined for export or for human consumption in Canada.
The CWB was originally established as a voluntary marketing agency for prairie wheat, but the sale of wheat through the board became compulsory in 1943 and, in 1949, CWB powers were extended to include prairie oats and barley.
Chuck Strahl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (495 words)
He is a Member of Parliament in the governing Conservative Party of Canada, and is Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board.
He was re-elected in 1997 and 2000 elections, running as a member of the Canadian Alliance, which had replaced Reform, in 2000.
Strahl was viewed as a well-spoken and moderate member of the Canadian Alliance who could woo eastern Canada, but his leadership ambitions were frustrated due to his inability to speak French, as well as the lasting distrust amongst many colleagues over his rebellion in 2001.
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