March 19, 1929 (16th Parliament, 3rd Session)

PRO

John Evans

Progressive

Mr. JOHN EVANS (Rosetown):

Mr. Speaker, if I interpret this resolution correctly it means that the whole question of the marketing of grain is to be inquired into by the agriculture committee; I take it that the administration of the entire grain act is involved.
The administration of the grain act has been entrusted to one body of men, the Board of Grain Commissioners, and I believe the government to be in full possession of all the facts with regard to the chaos which existed in western Canada during the last grain marketing season. The Board of Grain Commissioners is practically a creation of this government, and since the board is responsible

Grading oj Grain

to the Department of Trade and Commerce the whole of western Canada has been wondering why tlie government have failed to deal with this problem which brought confusion and loss to the farmers of western Canada last year, and they are also wondering why the government have not dealt with the failure of the board to enforce the provisions of the grain act.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE AND COLONIZATION
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR ENLARGEMENT OF REFERENCE WITH RESPECT TO INSPECTION, GRADING AND SHIPMENT OF GRAIN
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