July 10, 1908 (10th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER.

This is in line with the suggestions of the Royal Grain Commission, and is a very important section. It provides that western grain, in transit to eastern points or to the sea-board, shall be subject to the same control, the same supervision and the same inspection in the transfer elevators as it has hitherto been in the terminal elevator at Fort William. It is a preliminary provision, looking to the preservation of the identity of the grade of the grain during its whole course of transportation, or from the collecting point to its ultimate destination, either the mill or the sea-board. While every provision was made in the original Act for the preservation of the grade of grain in terminal elevators, the transfer elevators were left free, and of course there was an opening for abuses, for which the Royal Grain Commission has suggested this as a remedy.

Topic:   MANITOBA GRAIN ACT AMENDMENT.
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