10 Times Throne Speeches Included Agriculture

Grain Rates

Grain Rates

On Feb. 28, 1924, Governor General George Byng delivered his throne speech to commence the third session of Canada’s 14th Parliament. William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s prime minister.

Byng mentioned the government awaited a report from the Royal Grain Inquiry Commission on grain freight rates.

The commission discovered that, “during the 1922 shipping season, vessel operators controlling a sufficient proportion of the bulk freighters on the Upper Lakes to constitute a virtual monopoly, combined to fix rates to be charged on the shipment of grain on these lakes…,” the report said.

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