Sir GEORGE FOSTER:
The information I have is that the Board of Grain Supervisors fixed the maximum price for this year's crop, to take effect after 1st August, at $2.40 per bushel. Since this price was fixed it has been ascertained that parties are taking wheat bought at, say, not more than that figure, and are proposing to export it to the United States. The Board of Grain Supervisors has therefore issued an order prohibiting the taking of grain from the elevators and sending it across the border, where the price has not yet been fixed. This order is issued by virtue of the ample
powers given to the board to direct the destination of grain bought at the prices which it has fixed.
Mir. OLIVER f Do I understand that this applies to the crop harvested last year, or does it apply to the crop now growing?