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.
The fonds consists of Bylaws (1961 and 1964 versions), prospectus (1960), annual reports (for 1959-1961, 1963, 1964), president's address (1960, 1961), financial reports (1960, 1961, 1966), notice of annual meeting (1965), and annual meeting minutes (1960, 1967).
Federated Co-operatives Ltd. (FCL) was formed in 1928 to provide services to local consumer co-ops in Saskatchewan. In 1944 it amalgamated with Consumers Co-operative Refineries Ltd. (founded 1934 in Regina) and in 1955 it amalgamated with Manitoba Co-operative Wholesale Ltd. A further amalgamation with Alberta Co-operative Wholesale Association in 1961 resulted in an organization active in a territory from northwestern Ontario to British Columbia. In addition to its wholesaling, warehousing and marketing services to co-ops, it operated retail outlets, sawmills, a coal mine, a petroleum refinery, petroleum exploration properties, feed mills, a fertilizer plant, a chemicals complex, and Western Co-op College. It was headquartered in Saskatoon.
The items were collected by officers of UFA Co-op who attended annual meetings of Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
The file consists of materials for the thirty-first annual meeting of Federated Co-operatives Limited, which took place in Saskatoon on January 19, 1960. Records in this file include: annual report for 1959, prospectus, president's report, minutes.
The file consists of materials relating to the thirty-second annual meeting in Saskatoon on January 17, 1961. Records in this file include: annual report for 1960, financial report for 1960, president's address.
The file consists of two pamphlets published by Federated Co-operatives: "What does Co-op mean? : an explanation especially for the new member", and; "Discounts or not? : should co-ops meet the farm fuel discounts or hold the line?" The latter pamphlet includes a workbook to assist local co-ops with their membership campaigns.