The fonds consists of minutes of the Canadian Council of Agriculture, resolutions, financial statements, reports of committees, briefs, and policy statements (1920-1926); documents of an appeal to the federal Cabinet against increases of freight rates (1918); and a report on the activities of the Council, 1925-1930.
The Canadian Council of Agriculture was formed in 1909. It was initially a council of delegates from the United Farmers of Alberta, the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association, the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association, and the Dominion Grange, which was based in Ontario. It was later expanded to include representatives from farmers' organizations in other provinces and representatives from farmers' cooperative enterprises. The Council met to coordinate the political and advocacy initiatives of provincial farmers' organizations. It was instrumental in forming the Progressive Party, an influential coalition in the Dominion Parliament of the 1920s. The Council met two or three times a year, and had a secretariat based in Winnipeg. Henry Wise Wood of Alberta served as its president for several years. It became inactive around 1932, and its function was supplanted by the Canadian Chamber of Agriculture, founded in 1935.
The files were retained by United Farmers of Alberta representatives on the Council.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, secretary's reports to the provincial organizations and to the Council, brief of delegation to the Canadian Cabinet, Declaration of Principles, resolution, and statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), lists of delegates, Secretary's reports to provincial conventions and to the annual meeting of the Council, minutes of the Executive meeting, minutes of the Women's Section meeting, report of the Co-operative Marketing Committee, statement of accounts.
The file consists of minutes (including resolutions), Executive minutes, National Policies, report of the Economic Research Department, submission to the Advisory Board on the Tariff and Taxation, statement of accounts.
The file consists of: Memorandum [of] Canadian Council of Agriculture in support of appeal to the Governor in Council against judgment of Board of Railway Commission on 15% increase on freight and passenger toll ; Reply of the Canadian Northern Railway Company ; Rejoinder to the reply of the respondents on behalf of the Canadian Council of Agriculture.
Includes articles by John W. Ward, A.E. Darby, George McIvor, W.J. Jackman, Elmer Roper, H.C. McDaniel, and editorial by W. Norman Smith. Features biographical article about R.C.Owens, feature artilces from Canadian Council of Agriculture, and news from Alberta Wheat Pool and Alberta Poultry Pool.
United Farmers of Alberta
Calgary : United Farmers of Alberta, 1926
Vol. 5, no. 29 (Nov. 15, 1926)
Banks and banking
McDaniel, Hugh Campbell
Alberta Wheat Pool
Canadian Council of Agriculture
Darby, Arthur E.
Owens, R. C.
Smith, W. Norman
Ward, John W.
United Farm Women of Alberta
United Farmers of Alberta. Junior Branch
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The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, and briefs of the Alberta Co-operative Union.
The Alberta Co-operative Union was formed in 1947 for the purpose of coordinating the activities of cooperative enterprises in Alberta; educating the public on the advantages of cooperative economic organization; and advocating for legislation supportive of the cooperative sector. It was affiliated with the Co-operative Union of Canada. In 1958 it suspended its activities. It was a predecessor of the Farmers' Union and Co-operative Development Association, which formed in 1959.
The records were retained by Doug Thornton, an employee of UFA Co-op and member of the Alberta Co-operative Union Board of Directors.
The file contains letters to Doug Thornton concerning arrangements for meetings and activities, and Norman Priestley's retirement; and circular letters concerning taxation, Co-operative Union of Canada 1956 congress, cooperative education, survey of members, and suspension of activities.
The file consists of reports by P.J. Ryan, Northern Representative of the Alberta Co-operative Union, on educational presentations made in various communities. Communities visited include Bonnyville, Dewberry, Evansburg, Marwayne, Rocky Mountain House, Waskatenau, and Wetaskiwin.