Capitalism and Free Trade

2020 hindsight: Ending the Canadian Wheat Board was an economic tragedy

August 1st 2020 marks the 8th anniversary of one of the great economic tragedies in Canadian history. This was the day the wrecking ball swung by then Prime Minister Stephen Harper and former Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz finally destroyed one of the most important institutions working for economic justice for farmers – the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB).