10 More Ag Mentions in Throne Speeches

National Grains Council

National Grains Council

On Sept. 12, 1968, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and other federal officials gathered in Ottawa for Governor General Roland Michener’s throne speech. His remarks opened the first session of the country’s 28th Parliament.

To help with grain marketing, the government committed to establishing the National Grains Council.

In addition, MPs would be tasked with approving amendments to the Farm Improvement Loans Act, Farm Credit Act and the Farm Machinery Syndicates Act.

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