Canadian Grain Commission
The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food is responsible for the Canadian Grain Commission.
The Commission is governed by the Canada Grain Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. G-10) which provides for the appointment of three commissioners by the federal cabinet, one of whom is named chief commissioner.
Its headquarters are located in Winnipeg Manitoba. As of 2010, the commission has three regional offices which provide a full range of inspection, weighing, analytical, and entomology services, namely, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Montreal, Quebec, and Vancouver, B.C.
In 1971 the Canadian Grain Commission replaced the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada created in 1912 by the Conservative government of Sir Robert Borden. Even then it was colloquially known as the "Canadian grain commission".
- Canadian Grain Commission Official Website
- Watch Grain Handling in Canada, a 1955 National Film Board of Canada short documentary on the Board of Grain Commissioners for Canada.
- "Canadian Grain Commission". The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina.
- Edward Porritt (Nov 2, 1914). "The Canadian government and wartime shipment of grain". The Independent. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
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