May 15, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)


Clarence Decatur Howe (Minister of Defence Production; Minister of Trade and Commerce)


Mr. Howe:

My hon. friend was asking about the Canada wheat board. The costs of that board, including the staff, are paid by the producers of grain. The government exercises general supervision over the work of the board but does not pay any of the expenses. The board of grain commissioners is quite different. Its costs are paid by the government and all its officers are paid by the government. Practically all the officers of the board of grain commissioners are permanent civil servants, even the elevator operators.

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