The Canadian Wheat Board has passed on joining agriculture minister chuck strahl's taskforce on marketing choice.

Chairperson Ken Ritter says the narrow focus of those already appointed was the main reason for the decision.

He adds it would be very difficult for the board to participate in good conscience in a process that ignores their rights and their will.

Ritter notes the decision wasn't completely black and white as the Board did extend an offer to the task force to respond to technical questions that arise during its deliberations.