Effective April 1st the Federal government has mandated the Canadian Wheat Board will be included under provisions of the act governing access to information.
The board's vice-president of farmer relations Deanne Allen says it means costly chamges in day-to-day operations. She says they'll have to set a completely separate function to manage access to information requests.
That could mean setting up a new department which would be necessary to comply with the legislation.
Allen says the board as a non-governmental organization is opposed to being included in the act because the provisions apply to organizations where taxpayers money is used and farmers pay for the board.
Allen anticipates that commercially sensitive sales information will not be made available once the board is under the provisions of the act.