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Sous-fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Canada Food Board. The files include the following: a suggested plan for a Canadian Markets Board, 1919; reports of food supplies in Canada, 1918; comparative food prices in the allied countries, 1918; copies of orders to the board relating to the boards creation and activities.
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Finding aid 36-12 is a typed file list. 36-12 (Paper)
Biography / Administrative history
The Canada Food Board was created on 11 February 1918 by Order-in Council (1918-344), pursuant to the War Measures Act of 1914. Reporting to the Minister of Agriculture, the Board assumed the powers of the Food Controller, and consisted of Chairman and Director of Food Conservation (Henry B. Thompson); Director of Food Production (C.A. Dunning); Director of Agricultural Labour (J.D. McGregor); and Secretary to the Board (S.E. Todd).
The Board was granted power to: ascertain food requirements of Canada; facilitate export of surplus to Great Britain and her allies; make regulations in the public interest governing the prices of food, storage, distribution, sale and delivery; provide for conservation of food and prevention of waste; and govern the manufacture, preparation, etc. of food. The Board also directed the production, conservation, and distribution of foodstuffs in the interest of Canada, other Dominions and the Allies. It also co-operated with provincial governments in co-ordinating the activities of all local bodies for aforesaid purposes, and it had the power to enter into agreements for cultivation of idle lands and to mobilize and utilize on a voluntary basis the farm labour resources of Canada.
The Canada Food Board was dissolved by Order-in-Council (1919-553) on 19 March 1919. Its functions, powers and duties were transferred to the Canadian Trade Commission.
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