Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

An Inventory of Its Records at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Scott Goodine
University of Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(July 11, 2002)

Finding aid encoded by Scott Goodine (July 11, 2002)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - MSS 150, PC 156, TC 102, MC 6 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Table of Contents

Collection Summary

Administrative History of Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Scope and Contents of the Records

Organization of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions on Access

Related Records

Custodial History

Detailed Description of the Records

Agricore Resource Centre Inventory October, 2001

Agricore Publications 1925-2001, predominant 1998-2001

Agricore 1999 Labour Dispute 1998-2000

Agricore Press Clippings 1998-2001

Agricore Launch (Manitoba Pool Elevators merger with Alberta Wheat Pool Ltd.) 1998-99

"Brass Project" (Agricore's Merger with United Grain Growers to form Agricore United 2001

Agricore Meetings 1998-2001

Delegates Handbook 1999- 2001

Agricore Elevator Openings and Closures 1998-2001

Agricore Biotechnology Issues 1998-2000

Agricore Reports 1998-2000

Agro-Industry Trade Group (Corporate Affairs) 1999-2001

Corporate Affairs Board Reports 2000-2001

Correspondence and Feasibility Reports concerned with Alberta Wheat Pool's funding of a pasta plant "Fantasta Pasta" 1994-1997

Corporate Affairs Newspaper Clippings 2000

Corporate Affairs- Bills and Legislation 1995-2001

Manitoba Pool Elevators and Alberta Wheat Pool Inc. Merger 1997-1998

Agricore Bid to take over UGG 1988-1997

Manitoba Pool Elevators Delegate Lists 1969-1997

Agricore Oversize Material, 1998-2001

Photograph Collection (PC 156) 1999-2001

Tape Collection (TC 102) 1998-2001

Map Collection (MC 6) 1998-2001


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba

Creator:
Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Title:
Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Dates:
1925-2001; predominate 1998-2001

Quantity:
10 metres of textual records [Note: Includes 36 video cassettes; 74 audio cassettes; 6 audio compact discs; 6 maps]

Identification:
MSS 150, PC 156, TC 102, MC 6 (A.01-43)

Language
English.

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Administrative History of Agricore Cooperative Ltd.

Agricore Cooperative Ltd. was created November 1, 1998, through the friendly merger of Alberta Wheat Pool Ltd. and Manitoba Pool Elevators. Though Agricore would only exist for three years before being merged with United Grain Growers into a new company, Agricore United, in November 2001, during its three years of operation Agricore existed as one of the largest agribusinesses in Western Canada. Moreover, as Agricore United is a publicly traded company, Agricore can be seen as the last of the farmer owned cooperatives, a movement that significantly altered prairie-farming practices in the 20th century. Thus, though Agricore existed only for three years, its importance as the culmination of the prairie cooperative movement likely supersedes the brevity of its operations, and any history of Agricore must begin with the prairie cooperative movement and the creation of the prairie wheat pools in the 1920s

Grain farming in the Canadian prairies at the turn of the twentieth century was a precarious business. Farmers faced many obstacles to turning a profit; most of them natural threats related to the harshness of the climate. However, there was one man-made inhibitor to profit that particularly galled farmers, the speculative market in grain run through the Winnipeg Grain Exchange (WGE). The WGE was the only market where prairie farmers could sell their grain and prairie farmers were dependent on the floating price offered by the companies that traded on the WGE. Moreover, at the turn of the century, farmers perceived the WGE as being controlled by a small number of Winnipeg grain dealers who deliberately held grain and wheat prices down, especially in the fall when farmers brought in their harvest. Though farmers could technically hold their wheat until prices rose to a more acceptable level, in practice most farmers had significant and immediate debt obligations that necessitated the immediate selling of their crops. Additionally, almost no farmer had the storage capabilities to safely hold their wheat for longer periods of time and the grain handling storage facilities were owned and operated by the same companies that bought wheat on the WGE, eliminating any possibility of medium term rental of space until wheat prices rose.

The turn of the century saw several pieces of legislation passed in each Prairie Province that would alleviate farmer concerns about the inequity in grain marketing, most notably the Manitoba Grain Act of 1900 (amended 1902) that allowed farmers access to railway cars should they desire to transport their own grain and thus avoid selling on the Winnipeg market. Most grain legislation, while sound in theory, failed in practice, and these failures further fuelled farmer perceptions that the grain trade was being controlled by interests contrary to their own. Though still in its infancy, these grievances would eventually grow into what United Grain Growers biographer R.D. Colquette would call “the greatest voluntary socioeconomic mass movement in Canadian history.”

In 1905, a group of farmers in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan pooled their finances and sent local farmer E.A. Partridge to Winnipeg to study the grain marketing system to see how the farmer’s role in the process could be improved. After a month in Winnipeg, Partridge returned to Sintaluta convinced that the grain trade was deliberately organized to exploit farmers and the only solution was the direct involvement of the grain producer in the marketing process. The next year would see the creation of the Grain Growers’ Grain Company in Sintaluta, a company wholly owned by farmers and operated upon cooperative principles. Organizers went about selling shares to farmers, the company was incorporated on July 27, 1906, and a seat was purchased on the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. Though the company faced several initial problems- the greatest being the threat of expulsion should the company pay patronage dividends to its shareholders which was a violation of WGE regulations- the Grain Grower’s Grain Company flourished, began building and operating its own elevators in order to further improve their ability to market and deliver grain, and in 1917 amalgamated with Alberta Farmer’s Cooperative Elevator Co. to form United Grain Grower’s Limited, the name they would keep until 2001, when they merged with Agricore to form Agricore United.

The creation of a farmer owned grain company alleviated many of the farmers’ concerns about grain marketing but the creation of UGG and other farmer owned companies did nothing to alleviate the greatest problem that farmers faced in marketing grain. Grain was still traded as a speculative crop and farmers were thus subject to the volatility of the market. Though UGG attempted to gain farmers a more equitable share of the profits created through grain farming, farmers were still dependent upon prices set by market forces. Though this occasionally led to high prices and greater profit (the First World War caused the price of Canadian grain to rise), the price of grain was generally lower than what the farmers deemed an acceptable price. Additionally, farmers were bothered by the uncertainty involved in grain farming. While farmers were required to pay set prices for farm supplies and day-to-day goods, the price they would receive for their grain was uncertain until the day they sold their grain. This uncertainty made the management of a family farm problematic and most farmers yearned for a more stable system. The post-war period saw a large drop in wheat prices and this financial hardship, coupled with greater societal awareness of socialist issues, would soon lead to grassroots movements to adopt greater farmer control over the sale of their products. Though several ideas were expounded, it was the concept of pooling that would prove to be the most successful.

Canadian farmers had long recognized the advantages of pooling their resources in order to strengthen their position in the marketplace, but before 1920 all attempts at pooling had occurred at a local level. However, farmer dissatisfaction caused by low wheat prices in the 1920s led to a more concerted effort to establish a farmer controlled pool system. Interestingly, much of the impetus for the establishment of pools came from an unlikely source, the American labour lawyer Aaron Sapiro. Sapiro, a former orphan who would go on to successfully sue automaker Henry Ford for libel incurred through anti-Semitic remarks in Ford’s Dearborn Independent newspaper, had made a name for himself by organizing cooperatives in various Pacific coast fruit industries as well as in the Kentucky tobacco industry. In 1923, Sapiro was invited to speak in Alberta and Saskatchewan on the benefits of setting up a wheat pool. Sapiro, a master orator, outlined the benefits of creating a farmer controlled wheat pool and claimed that the mere creation of a pool would automatically lead to a price increase of 10 cents per bushel in the price of wheat. However, to successfully incorporate a cooperative, Sapiro explained, a minimum number of farmers in a province would have to be enrolled in the pool. Sapiro advocated 50% as a minimum, with the enrollment of 66% of a regions farmers to be a mandate for compulsory membership in the pool. Though Sapiro would return to Western Canada several times in the next few years, it was his appearances in August 1923 that almost certainly led to the establishment of the prairie wheat pools.

After Sapiro’s visit, farmers in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with financial assistance from their provincial governments and UGG, actively began the process of enrolling farmers in the wheat pool. However, in 1923, both groups would fail to enroll enough farmers to meet their mandate of 50% of the total farmers in the province. While the failure to enroll enough farmers shut down the efforts of the Saskatchewan organizers, the Alberta organizers considered the amount enrolled to be significant enough and began operations on October 29, 1923. The Alberta Wheat Pool’s success led the Saskatchewan organizers to continue, and in April of 1924 the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool would be established. Following the positive experience of their prairie neighbors, the Manitoba Wheat Pool would also begin operations in 1924 and the Canadian Wheat Pool was formed. For a brief period the three pools would market their grain through a common Central Selling Agency at the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. However, the failure of wheat prices in the early 1930s saw the bankruptcy of the Central Selling Agency, while events surrounding the Second World War led to the creation of the Canada Wheat Board, thus eliminating pool involvement in the pricing of grains. Though the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool would emerge as the largest of the three pools, it is the Alberta Wheat Pool and the forerunner of the MWP, Manitoba Pool Elevators that formed Agricore, and thus merit a more detailed analysis of their administrative history.

History of the Alberta Wheat Pool

After incorporation, the Alberta Wheat Pool established its head office in Calgary and elected Henry Wise Wood as its first president. Though the marketing of grain was AWP’s first priority, the company began to construct their own grain elevators as a means of improving grain transportation for their delegates. While farmers were able to use UGG elevators at a low cost, Wood and the rest of the board saw the autonomy provided by elevator ownership to be beneficial to the fledgling company. By 1927-28, 162 pool elevators were in existence, and this number would remain relatively stable throughout the next few decades. However, by the time of the merger with Manitoba Pool Elevators, closures had reduced the number to 137. In its first few years the cooperative was quite profitable and membership in the pool increased. The pool increased its holding capacity and marketing ability by building its own grain terminal in Vancouver to house its members’ grain. At the time of its completion in 1928, Alberta Pool Terminal # 1 was the largest seaport terminal in the world. However, the depression severely depressed wheat prices, bankrupted Manitoba Wheat Pool, and in 1931, after avoiding bankruptcy through governmental aid, Alberta Wheat Pool would resign from the Canadian Wheat Pool and concentrate on marketing only their own grains.

The AWP would continue to operate throughout the turbulent thirties and the Second World War, but it took the AWP until 1949 to pay off the 1931 bailout. However, the 1950s would see the AWP return to profitability. AWP continued to market Alberta’s grain and consistently handled over half of Alberta’s grain exports. The Cooperative, though still concerned with grain marketing, branched further into grain storage and handling, merchandising, fertilizer and seed grain sales, farm equipment, financing and agricultural research. The AWP also remained a vocal proponent of farmer interest in grain marketing policies as well as in Canadian Wheat Board policy. On November 1, 1998, the AWP ceased to exist as it merged with Manitoba Pool Elevators to form Agricore. However, the merger was friendly and the new organization continued to follow the cooperative ideals originally espoused nearly seventy years earlier by the farmers inspired by Sapiro to create the original Alberta Wheat Pool.

History of Manitoba Pool Elevators (Manitoba Wheat Pool)

Like Alberta, Manitoba had a long history of organizing farmers into political alliances and the infrastructure these organizations provided were invaluable in the creation of the Manitoba Wheat Pool. The Manitoba Grain Growers’ Association was created in 1903 to further farmer interests in the province. This group would eventually transform itself into the United Farmers of Manitoba who would govern the province from 1922-42. Undoubtedly the presence of the UFM aided the formation of the wheat pool, but unlike the other Prairie Provinces, Winnipeg also held a sizable business community opposed to cooperatives. In 1923, the United Farmers of Manitoba formed a provisional Manitoba Wheat Pool Committee to look into the possibilities of starting a cooperative in Manitoba. As an indication of the status the committee held, members of the committee included first MWP president C.H. Burnell and future Manitoba premiere John Bracken. The committee, organized in August 1923, would begin organizing the next year. In 1924, buoyed by a speech by Aaron Sapiro at the Winnipeg Auditorium in February 1924, the committee easily organized enough farmers to begin operations. In 1925, the Manitoba Wheat Pool formed a subsidiary company called Manitoba Pool Elevators to run the business of building and operating elevators for the pool to use.

The MWP, based in Winnipeg and a part of the Canadian Wheat Board’s Central Selling Agency, was immediately profitable and grew proportionally. The late 1920s saw bumper crops across the prairies and the Manitoba Wheat Pool, through the central selling agency, profited immensely. However, the crash of 1929 depressed wheat prices, and the central selling agency, attempting to stabilize wheat prices, pumped money into the futures wheat market at artificially high prices. When the futures came due, the agency was unable to pay and had to be bailed out by a combination of federal and provincial aid. While the AWP and SWP were able to negotiate debt repayment schedules with their respective provincial governments, the MWP was not, likely due to the greater influence business interests had on politics in Manitoba than in the other two Prairie Provinces, and MWP went bankrupt. However, Manitoba Pool Elevators, a subsidiary of MWP, was allowed to continue and essentially took over the MWP’s responsibilities.

MPE began building elevators in 1925 and by the end of the 1920s had constructed or purchased 153 elevators for members to use. With the crash of wheat prices in 1929, the bankruptcy of MWP in 1931, and the advent of the Canada Wheat Board during the Second World War, MPE’s primary focus shifted from marketing grain to the storage and transportation of grain. Like AWP, MPE branched out into different agricultural areas such as the sale of fertilizer and seed grains, merchandising, and agricultural research. MPE also continued to provide an organized voice for the Manitoba farmer in dealing with the CWB and on governmental policy issues. Throughout its 73 year history MPE remained a cooperative and true to cooperative ideals, delegates were elected from each elevator association and the company continued to be controlled by farmer members. At the time of its merger with AWP to form Agricore, MPE operated 117 elevators and owned a grain terminal in Thunder Bay, as well as partnerships in two other port terminals on the west coast of Canada.

The Creation of Agricore

The early 1990s saw a wave of mergers sweep across almost all sectors of the North American economy. The predominant belief was that larger yet streamlined companies were better positioned to compete in an increasingly globalized economy, and agribusiness was no exception. In many ways the merger of AWP and MPE was a natural culmination of the Prairie cooperative experience. The two cooperatives had a long history of cooperation from their beginnings as members of the Central Sales Agency of the Canada Wheat Pool, moved on to coordinate lobbying for farmer interests with the federal government and the Canada Wheat Board, and participated (with SWP) in the creation of joint subsidiary companies such as X-Canada Grains to handle the pools international grain exports. Initial merger talks included the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool, however, the SWP’s public offering in 1996 eliminated any chances of SWP involvement in the AWP-MPE merger. Additionally before their own merger, AWP-MPE jointly launched an unsuccessful attempt to take over UGG in 1997. When the hostile takeover of UGG failed, AWP and MWP began discussing a possible merger. Merger talks between AWP and MPE proceeded amicably through 1998 and on July 30 and 31 the companies held a joint delegate meeting in Winnipeg and accepted the merger proposal. The new company, Agricore, would begin doing business on November 1, 1998

Agricore officially began operations on November 1, 1998. Extensive preparations were made to ensure that a seamless transition occurred when the two historic cooperatives became one new entity. Winnipeg was selected as the head office and staff was shifted accordingly. At the time of the merger, many worried that farmers loyal to the wheat pools would be reluctant to transfer their business to the new cooperative. Thus the new Agricore executive attempted to provide both a sense of closure for those nostalgic about the AWP and MPE and a sense of excitement for the possibilities the new cooperative could provide. On October 31, all MPE and AWP elevators took part in a “Sunset” service whereby members could remember their past association with their respective pool and witness the lowering of their respective flags. The next morning all of the elevators held a “Sunrise” celebration, which was the official launch of Agricore. Farmers were treated to a pancake breakfast, given new Agricore merchandise such as hats, listened to speeches launching the new company, and witnessed the unfurling of the new Agricore flag.

For most of the first year of its existence the business of Agricore proceeded smoothly. However, in November 1999, Agricore faced its first serious crisis when the cooperative’s unionized staff went on strike. The unionized staff, represented by the Grain Services Union (GSU) and numbering about 850, sought greater job security and a wage increase. Agricore attempted to keep its elevators open by using non-unionized staff and temporary workers but succeeded in keeping only about a third of their elevators open during the work stoppage. On December 9, 1999, Agricore and the GSU reached a settlement and Agricore returned to normal working operations. The next year and a half saw Agricore expand their business in a variety of ways including the establishment of high throughput elevators in Elva, Manitoba and at the junctions of highway 3 and 14 between Morden and Winkler in Manitoba. Though wheat and grain prices in 1999-2000 reached historic lows, Agricore managed to increase earnings and further enhance its reputation as one of western Canada’s most influential agribusinesses.

Though the first part of 2001 saw Agricore enhance its community standing through the creation of several educational awards, the most significant news of the cooperative’s young history would appear in the summer of that year. On July 30, Agricore announced that the boards of both UGG and Agricore had unanimously agreed to a merger that would create a new company, Agricore United, which would be modeled after UGG’s share structure. Agricore members voted to merge with UGG on August 30, 2001, and thus trade in their non-transferable shares into comparative amounts of transferable shares of Agricore United, tradable on the TSE under the symbol UGG. The initial board of directors consisted of six directors from Agricore, six directors from UGG and the three non-member directors now holding office with UGG. Two of the three non-member directors continued to be nominated by minority UGG owner Archer Daniels Midland. On November 1, 2001, the merger took place and Agricore, the last of the prairie cooperatives, ceased to exist.

Further Reading

For more on Manitoba Pool Elevators please see F.W. Hamilton’s Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators; Leonard D. Nesbitt’s Tides in the West for more on the Alberta Wheat Pool; and R.D. Colquette’s The First Fifty Years: A History of United Grain Growers Ltd . for more information on UGG.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Agricore was formed on November 1, 1998, and ceased to exist only three years later with the creation of Agricore United on November 1, 2001. The fonds includes materials compiled by the two companies that merged to form Agricore, Alberta Wheat Pool (AWP) and Manitoba Pool Elevators (MPE). AWP and MPE materials include annual reports, policy reports, and policy manuals. However, the majority of the materials concern the creation and functioning of Agricore as a company during the three years it existed. Materials include annual reports, Agricore publications, policy manuals, news clippings related to Agricore, and other administrative materials that offer a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of one of Western Canada’s largest agribusinesses. In addition to traditional textual materials, the fonds includes a small collection of Agricore maps, assorted Agricore ephemera, and Agricore video and audiocassettes.

The photograph collection (PC 156) consists of 31 videotapes relating to Agricore and agricultural issues. Each videocassette constitutes its own sub-series.

The Agricore Cooperative Ltd. Tape Collection (TC 102) consists of 47 cassettes compiled by Agricore in the course of operations during the three years of its existence. Cassettes include recordings of media reports about Agricore and agriculture, Agricore communications to employees, Agricore conference calls, Agricore Annual meetings, Agricore radio ads, and other miscellaneous recordings.

MC 6 consists of 6 maps relating to Agricore. The maps have been divided into two sub-series, Manitoba Pool Elevator maps and Agricore maps.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into 2 sous-fonds, the Agricore Resource Centre library Sous-fonds (A) and the Corporate Affairs Office Sous-fonds (B), which are then made up of 15 series.

There are 3 additional series consisting of various media types.

  • (A) Agricore Resource Centre Inventory
  • (A) Agricore Publications (Commercial and Internal)
  • (A) Strike 1999
  • (A) Press Clippings
  • (A) Agricore Launch
  • (A) Brass Project
  • (A) Meetings
  • (A) Agricore Elevator Closings
  • (A) Agricore and Biotechnology Issues
  • (B) Agro-Industry Trade Group
  • (B) Corporate Affairs Board Reports July 2000- August 2001
  • (B) Corporate Affairs Press Clippings
  • (B) Correspondence and Feasibility Reports concerned with Alberta Wheat Pool's funding of Fantasta Pasta, 1994-1997
  • (B) Bills and Legislation relating to Agriculture
  • (B) Manitoba Pool Elevators merger with Alberta Wheat Pool
  • (B) AWP-MPE bid to take over UGG, 1997
  • Photograph Collection (PC 156)
  • Tape Collection (TC 102)
  • Map Collection (MC 6)

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Arrangement of the Records

As Agricore maintained adequate control of their records, all efforts have been made to preserve the collection in its original order. The collection comprises two series that reflect the creators of the records, the Resource Library series, donated by Agricore Corporate Communications Head Diane Wreford, and reflecting materials taken from the Agricore resource library at the time of the merger; and the Corporate Affairs series, donated by Dale Riddell, Agricore’s head of Corporate affairs. Within the two series, there exists a multitude of sub-series, and again these reflect the provenance and original order of the creator. However, non-textual and oversize media have been separated from the collection to enable the different handling each media requires. Thus videocassettes, audiocassettes, audio CDs, CD-ROMs, maps and other oversize materials connected to the collection are housed separately. Please see the corresponding inventory.

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Related Records

The Archives of Manitoba Pool Elevators are held by Brandon University. An online finding aid can be accessed at http://www.brandonu.ca/Library/archives/ManPool/Pool_home.htm (accessed July 9, 2002). Glenbow Archives in Calgary houses the archives of Alberta Wheat Pool. An online finding aid can be found at http://www.glenbow.org/archhtm/wheat.htm (accessed July 9, 2002). The records of the United Grain Growers Ltd. are part of the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections’ “Archives of the Agricultural Experience.” A RAD compliant description of the UGG collection can be found at http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/units/archives/collections/mss_finding_aids/man_ugg.shtml (accessed July 9, 2002).

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Custodial History

The Archives & Special Collections of the University of Manitoba acquired the records of Agricore on November 6, 2001. The gift of 10 metres of unprocessed material was sent from the Agricore head office in Winnipeg to the University of Manitoba under the stewardship of archivist Brian Hubner. As Agricore merged with United Grain Growers on November 1, 2001, to form Agricore United, no further accruals of records explicitly dealing with Agricore are expected.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Agricore Resource Centre Inventory October, 2001
BoxFolder
11 Agricore Resource Centre Inventory 2001

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Agricore Publications 1925-2001, predominant 1998-2001

12 Sub-series

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1 Agricore Publications 1975-2001
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12 Publicity Pack for 2000 Annual Meeting 2000
3 Calendars 1999-2001
4 "Core Store" Catalogues [1999]
5 Education Calendar 1999-2000
6 Manitoba Farm Introduction Directory 1996; 1999-2000
7 Agricore Brochures and Pamphlets 1998-2001
8 Seed Guides- Listing of Grain Elevators in Canada; Agro. Manager on Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)
9 Prospectus for buying Agricore Class A shares
10 Tractor Safety Brochure
11 At the Core Employee Newsletter; Common Ground members newsletter Volume 1, Issue, 1- Volume 3, Issue 2 1999-2000
12 Farm Strategies Magazine numbers 1-4 2000
13 Agricore Publicity Folders on Different Crops 1999?
14 Agricore "Backgrounder on Biotechnology and Genetically Modified Crops" publicity folder January 2000
15 Agricore Official Elevator Openings (Agassiz, South Lakes, Killarney) 2000
16 Manitoba Pool Elevator Publications: Twenty Five Years of Service; Fifty Years of Service at Cost; The Story of Manitoba Crops; The Story of Manitoba Pool Elevators; Service at Cost 1949-1975
17 Manitoba Pool Elevator Publications: Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1925-75 1975
18 Agricore Direct Mailing, Brochures on Crops 2000
19 Agricore Safety Brochures; Christmas Cards; Notepaper and other Ephemera (not in acid free folders) 1998-99
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2 "Core Issues" Agricore Position Papers on Policy and Regulatory Papers 2000
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21 Table of Contents, Introductory Materials
2 Agriculture(i), Safety Nets (ii)
3 Marketing (iii), Quality (iv), Transportation (v)
4 Labour (vi), Environment (vii)
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2 Agricore Employment Guides November, 1998

4 Folders

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25 Agricore Enrollment Guide
6 Agricore Employment Handbook Updates
7 Agricore Employment Handbook, sections 1-3
8 Agricore Employment Handbook, sections 4-7
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Agricore Emergency Contingency Plans May 14, 1999
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29 Agricore Emergency Contingency Plan
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2 Basic Administrative Department Reporting, policy binder (Mb. Release, version 1) May 1999
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210 Introduction, Overview of Reporting, Operating Statement
11 Internal Order, Activity Allocation, Fixed Assets, SAP Glossary
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3 Web Publications and Communications (paper copies) 1996-2001
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31 This Week @ Agricore (weekly employee e-mail bulletin) 2000
2 This Week @ Agricore January- May 2001
3 This Week @ Agricore June- November 2001
4 Agricore Weekly Crop Reports 1999
5 Agricore Weekly Crop Reports 2000
6 Agricore Weekly Crop Reports 2001
7 Agricore News Releases 2000
8 Agricore Department of Policy- Policy Reports 1999?
9 Alberta Wheat Pool News Releases 1996
10 News Releases and Articles on MPE and AWP proposed buyout of Humboldt Flour Inc. 1998
11 Alberta Wheat Pool News Releases 1998
12 News Releases and Articles on MPE- AWP merger 1998
13 Agricore News Releases 2001
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4 Reference Book- Corporate Communications (includes correspondence) 2000-2001
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41 Corporate Communication Department- Misc. Correspondence; Corporate Communication Policy
2 Reference Book Index, Accounts Payable, Administration Services
3 Agro. Division; Administrative Staff
4 Area Codes; B & D; Budget Codes; Elevator Agro. Codes
5 Computer Viruses; Corporate Affairs; Delegates
6 District Adv. Communications; Elevators Mb., Elevators Sk., Ab., B.C; Emergency Procedures; Grain Marketing; Manitoba ATM's
7 Grain Accounting; GTM's, PSR COM's Manitoba; GTM's PSR Com's Ab., B.C.; Legal Services; HTP's; Catering Lunchroom; Human Resources; Mb. Farm Information Directory
8 Member and Corporate Services; Organizational Structure; Ovations; Payroll; (Agricore) Privacy Act
9 Promotional Items "Core Store"; SAP Account; Soils and Crops Branch, Carman, Mb.
10 Transportation Department; Senior Management; Western Region; X-Canada Grain
11 Agricore Consolidated Financial Statement July 31, 2001
12 Corporate Affairs Budget 2001
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4 MPE-Agricore Annual Reports 1925-2001
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413 Manitoba Wheat Pool Annual Report; 1 Original, 1 Copy; Financial Statement, 3 copies 1926
14 Manitoba Wheat Pool Annual Reports, 1927-29; 1926 Interim Financial Statement
15 Manitoba Pool Elevators Annual Reports 1930, 1932-34
16 MPE Annual Reports 1935-39
17 MPE Annual Reports 1940-44
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51 MPE Annual Reports 1945-49
2 MPE Annual Reports 1950-54
3 MPE Annual Reports 1955-56; 1959
4 MPE Annual Reports 1962-64
5 MPE Annual Reports 1965-69
6 MPE Annual Reports 1970-74
7 MPE Annual Reports 1975-79
8 MPE Annual Reports 1980-84
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61 MPE Annual Reports 1985-89
2 MPE Annual Reports 1990-94
3 MPE Annual Reports 1995-98
4 Agricore Annual Reports 1998-2001
5 MPE Annual Reports (Duplicates) 1933-34, 1935-37
6 MPE Annual Reports (Duplicates) 1940-44
7 MPE Annual Reports (Duplicates) 1945, 1946(2), 1947
8 MPE Annual Reports (Duplicates) 1948, 1949(2), 1978
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69 Presentation by Charlie Swanson to Alberta Rural Municipal Administrator's Association September, 1999
BoxFolder
6 Account Planning Reports 1997[?]-2001
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610 Report by "Street Smart" Strategy Planning Inc. 1997[?]
11 Agricore '99 Brand Tracking Study, Agro. Division (by Street Smart) December 16, 1999
12 Agricore '99 Brand Tracking Study, Grain Division (by Street Smart) February 18, 2000
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7 Weekly and Monthly Market Updates 2000-2001
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71 Agricore Weekly Market Updates December 2000- June 2001
2 Agricore Monthly Market Updates December 2000- June 2001
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7 Alberta Wheat Pool Crisis Response Manual 1989-1998
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73 Overview
4 Table of Contents, Introduction, When A Crisis Occurs & Crisis Intervention
5 Crisis Management, Key Audiences, Emergency Phone Numbers, Medical Facilities by Region
6 Members of Parliament by Region
7 Members of Legislative Assemblies by Region
8 Emergency Numbers, Pool Members
9 Case Study "Westlock"
10 Alberta Emergency Response Plan May 1998
11 Agricore Emergency Response Chart and Contact List 1999[?]

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Agricore 1999 Labour Dispute 1998-2000
BoxFolder
7 Labour Dispute Manual 1999
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712 Contact Lists, Sample Contracts
13 Hospital Listings, Strike Q & A
14 Strike Contingency Plans
15 Notes on Contingency Committee 1996
16 Strike Policy Manual
BoxFolder
7 Collective Bargaining-Strike
BoxFolder
717 Strike Communication Listing
18 Strike News Clippings November-December 1999
19 Collective Bargaining Updates
20 Communication Platform for End Users
21 Q & A on Collective Agreement Proposal and Employee Rights, IT Contingency Plan
22 Labour Relations Misc.
BoxFolder
7 Collective Bargaining Reference Information 1999

7 Folders

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723 Table of Contents, Bargaining
24 Union Proposal 1999
25 Bargaining Agreement between AWP and GSU 1998
26 Employment Communications Presentation notes
27 Manager's Statistics and Assessment
28 Collective Bargaining General Reference
29 Salary Comparison, Grain Services Union and Agricore
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8 Grain Services Union strike materials 1999-2000

3 Folders

BoxFolder
81 Union Correspondence 1999
2 GSU news releases 1999
3 Documents on Allegations of Agricore Spying on GSU 2000
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8 Operation Dance (Strike) 1999

17 Folders

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84 Introduction, Overview of Reporting, Opening Statement
5 Background Facts, Bargaining Developments
6 Collective Agricore Proposal, Collective Bargaining Proposal
7 Command Centre,Communications Plan: Internal Out of Scope, In scope, External
8 Contingency Plan
9 Corporate World
10 General Correspondence, E-mail, Staff Observations
11 E-mail Management, E-mail Union
12 Farm Income, Incidents, Mailings
13 Media: Interviews, Print Coverage, Radio Ads, Meeting Comments, Member & Corporate Services
14 News Releases, Pensions, President to Union-Wages, President to Union Issues
15 Press Conferences, Producer Comments/ Feedbacks, Q & A, Recommend G. Johanson
16 Security, Settlements, Elements of Contracts
17 Labour Negotiation update, Collective Bargaining Agreements (drafts)
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8 Strike Negotiation Committee 1999
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818 Internal Reports
19 Correspondence to Delegates
20 Citizen Correspondence, PowerPoint Demonstration on Strike, Agricore News Releases
21 Miscellaneous Notes
22 Agricore Communications to Unionized and Non-Unionized Employees
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91 Delegate Updates on Strike Sites (1)
2 Delegate Updates on Strike Sites (2)
3 Delegate Updates on Strike Sites (3)
4 Site Information Surveys (1)
5 Site Information Surveys (2)
6 Return to Work Documents, Strike Security Issues, Agricore Agro. Facilities
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9 Broadcast Interview Transcripts 1999

5 Folders

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97 November 4- 5
8 November 8- 12
9 November 19-23
10 November 25-30
11 December
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9 Agricore Strike Communications to Employees and Customers 1999

5 Folders

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912 October
13 October-November
14 November-December
15 "A Practical Guide for Employees outside the Basic Bargaining" (creator unknown) [199?]

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Agricore Press Clippings 1998-2001

(compiled by PDS Media, Bowden Media Monitoring and other sources- Photocopies from various newspapers dealing with Agricore)

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101 Agricore Merger, January by Bowden's Media Monitoring and Canadian Agriclips 1998-1999
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102 February-March, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring 1999
3 April-July, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring . 1999
4 August, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring . 1999
5 September, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring . 1999
6 October, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring . 1999
7 November-December, compiled by Bowden's Media Monitoring 1999
8 Press Clippings, compiled by PDS Media 1999
9 October 1999, compiled by PDS Media
10 (Strike) November, compiled by PDS Media 1999
11 November-December, compiled by PDS Media 1999
12 December, compiled by PDS Media 1999
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111 January-May, compiler unknown 2000
2 June- July, compiled by PDS Media 2000
3 July-August, compiled by several sources 2000
4 September, compiled by several sources 2000
5 October, compiled by several sources 2000
6 Novembers- December, compiled by several sources 2000
7 January-April, compiled by several sources 2001
8 May-July, compiled by several sources 2001
9 July-August, compiled by several sources 2001
10 August-September, compiled by several sources 2001
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20 AdFarm Advertising Agency Press Clippings about Agricore (compiled by Bowden Media monitoring) 1999?
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1111 Agricore, Agricore Expansion, Opening-Closing, Joint Venture
12 Freight Issues, Biotechnology, Competitive, Name Change, Corporate, General
13 Saskatchewan Expansion, Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

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Agricore Launch (Manitoba Pool Elevators merger with Alberta Wheat Pool Ltd.) 1998-99
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121 Launch Vision Discussion; Drafts related to Launch
2 Launch Communications
3 Launch Radio Scripts
4 Report on Members and Corporate Services
5 AWP and MPE Communication Plan
6 Agricore Vision Statement (photocopied PowerPoint presentation)
7 Agricore Brand introduction (photocopied PowerPoint presentation)
8 Operation Daybreak (Agricore opening ceremonies)
9 Trademark Logo Concerns
10 Alberta Wheat Pool Report on Trademarks
11 Operation Sunrise (Agricore Launch)- Sunset (AWP-MPE closing ceremonies)
12 Local Launch Information, Alberta Wheat Pool Corporate Structure, "CN Report on Mergers and Acquisitions," copy given to Agricore
13 Merger Media Package
14 Shareholder Conference Call Information, October 1998
15 AWP-MPE Merger Shareholder Prospectus October 8, 1999
16 "Intersections," Canadian Co-operative Newsletter Winter 1999

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"Brass Project" (Agricore's Merger with United Grain Growers to form Agricore United 2001
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1217 "Brass Project" Communications to Employees
18 Contact Lists; Advertising Budget
19 UGG-Agricore Merger Vote (related documents)
20 UGG and Agricore corporate structures (pre-merger); "Brass Project" business case
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131 Agricore-UGG Merger Prospectus July 30, 2001
2 Agricore United Merger; Information Meeting
3 Agricore United Merger; Index, Employee Information Plans
4 Agricore United Merger; Info. to Shareholders, Info. to Delegates; Media & Info. Line Summaries, M & CS Reports on Community Meetings
5 Agricore United Merger; General Admin. Media re Merger, Meetings Calendar, News Releases
6 Agricore United Merger; Survey Results, Contact Numbers, Fact Sheets, This Week @ Agricore
7 Agricore United Merger; Miscellaneous Documents
8 Agricore United Merger; Media: Print and Broadcast

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Agricore Meetings 1998-2001
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13 Delegate Updates 1998-2001
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139 Agricore Federal Directory 1999?
10 Delegate Update Reports January-June 2000
11 Delegate Update Reports July- December 2000
12 Delegate Update Reports January- July 2001
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14 Agricore Spring Meeting 2000

4 Folders

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141 Meeting Presentations (in PowerPoint form) with presentation notes
2 Spring Meeting Correspondence, Staff Responsibilities, Agricore Community Support Committee
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14 Agricore Face to Face Meetings 2000
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143 Introduction, Ab. Country, Mb. Country, Wpg., Cgy., Sk., Vanc., Grain, Agro., H.R. (Human Resources), Finance, S.A.D., Customer Service January-February 2000
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14 Agricore Meetings (includes 1998 MPE annual meeting) 1995-2001
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144 Notes and Presentations on Manitoba Pool Elevators Annual Meetings, 1995-1997 1998
5 MPE Spring Delegates Meeting, Miscellaneous Documents 1998
6 MPE Delegates Meeting, Minutes July 30-31,1998
7 MPE Action taken on 1997 Annual Meeting Resolutions 1998
8 Conference Planning Brochures for 1998 MPE Annual Meeting from the Lombard Hotel and Winnipeg Crowne Plaza Hotel 1997-98
9 MPE communication with Lombard Hotel, re: 1998 Annual Meeting
10 MPE Travel Plans and Guest Lists, re: 1998 Annual Meeting
11 1998 MPE Annual Meeting, Banquet Events Orders, Lombard Hotel
12 MPE Annual Meeting, Planning Notes
13 1998 Annual Meeting, CEO's Address
14 Information on MPE's 1998 Local Annual Meetings
15 1999 Agricore Spring Delegates Meeting, Correspondence about posters, sample designs of posters 1998-1999
16 1999 Agricore Spring Delegates Meeting, Correspondence about tickets, sample designs of tickets 1998-99
17 Correspondence about 1999 Agricore Spring Delegates Meeting; Copy of President's speech, Semi-Annual Meeting, March 29-31, 1999
18 1999 Agricore Annual Meeting, Agendas and Purchase Orders
19 1999 Agricore Annual Meeting Daily Updates
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151 1999 Agricore Annual Meeting Presentations
2 1999 Agricore Annual Meeting Resolutions
3 2000 Agricore Spring Meeting Agendas and Assorted Correspondence
4 2000 Agricore Annual Meeting Banquet and Hotel Information; 2000 Agricore Annual Meeting Evaluation Form Responses
5 2000 Agricore Annual Meeting Presentations and Daily Updates
6 2000 Agricore Delegates Meeting Correspondence and Presentations
7 2000 Agricore Annual Meeting Correspondence and Presentations
8 Annual Report Mailing List; Agricore Annual Meeting Minutes 2000
9 2001 Agricore United Annual Meeting Preliminary Correspondence to Delegates

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Delegates Handbook 1999- 2001
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1510 Sections 1-5 1999-2001
11 Sections 6-10 1999
12 Sections 11-15, Updates 1999

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Agricore Elevator Openings and Closures 1998-2001

Categorized by Town

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1513 Introduction
14 Closings by town name A-C
15 Closings by town name D-I
16 Closing by town name J-Q
17 Closing by town name R-Z
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161 Elevator Closure Process Materials
2 New Elevator Construction-Winnipeg North

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Agricore Biotechnology Issues 1998-2000
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163 Agricore Communications and Reports on Biotechnology
4 Third Party Publications on Biotechnology
5 Newspaper Clippings and Reports on Biotechnology 1999-January 2000
6 Newspaper Clippings and Reports on Biotechnology January-February 2000
7 Newspaper Clippings and Reports on Biotechnology February-May 2000
8 Newspaper Clippings and Reports on Biotechnology May 2000- January 2001
9 Newspaper Clippings and Reports on Biotechnology February- July 2001

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Agricore Reports 1998-2000
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1610 Customer Satisfaction Indexing, Agricore Cumulative 1998 Report
11 Customer Satisfaction Indexing, Alexander Summary Report, December 1998
12 Customer Satisfaction Indexing, Agricore Cumulative 1999 Report, Alberta
13 Agricore Performance and Development Plan, May 2000
14 Agricore Communication Audit February 3-5, 1999

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Agro-Industry Trade Group (Corporate Affairs) 1999-2001
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171 Agricore Correspondence about AITG 1998-2001
2 AITG "Gov't Dialogue with Industry Conference," Correspondence April 1999
3 AITG "Gov't Dialogue with Industry Conference," Logistics April 1999
4 AITG "Gov't Dialogue with Industry Conference", Position Papers April 1999
5 AITG Working Group Meeting, Correspondence May 1999
6 AITG Working Group Meeting, Position Papers May 1999
7 AITG Working Group Meeting, Correspondence October 1999
8 AITG Working Group Meeting, Presentations and Position Papers October 1999
9 AITG Working Group Meeting, Agendas and Schedules October 1999
10 AITG Correspondence 2000
11 AITG Proposals and Reports 2000
12 AITG correspondence & position papers 2001
13 Canada's Place in the Cairns Group and a WTO Round by Dale Riddell and Edward Menzies. [1999?]

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Corporate Affairs Board Reports 2000-2001
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1714 Board Reports July-September, 2000
15 Board Reports October-December, 2000
16 Board Reports January-March 2001
17 Board Reports April- August 2001
18 Board Reports May- September 2001

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Correspondence and Feasibility Reports concerned with Alberta Wheat Pool's funding of a pasta plant "Fantasta Pasta" 1994-1997
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181 Fantasta Pasta- Correspondence with AWP
2 Fantasta Pasta- Business Plans and Financial Statements
3 Fantasta Pasta- Feasibility Studies

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Corporate Affairs Newspaper Clippings 2000
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184 Newspaper Clippings (#1) 2000
5 Newspaper Clippings (#2) 2000
6 Newspaper Clippings 2001

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Corporate Affairs- Bills and Legislation 1995-2001

(Note that this series is a number of folders devoted to legislation relating to policy affecting Western agricultural issues, and specifically grain commerce. Most of the materials were compiled by Dale Riddell of Agricore (before merger, Alberta Wheat Pool) acting in his capacity as a member of Prairie Pools Inc. (a lobby group comprised of Alberta Wheat Pool, Manitoba Pool Elevators, and Saskatchewan Pool Elevators, later Agricore and SWP) and as a member of the Western Grain Elevators Association (a lobby group comprised of AWP, Cargill, MPE, Pannier & Heisbrecht, N.M. Patterson & Son Ltd., Pioneer Grain Company, SWP, United Grain Growers, and Weyburn Inland Terminal).

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187 Bill C-101 (C-14); Correspondence and meeting notes related
8 Bill 209 Alberta Wheat and Barley Board Act
9 Bill C-65 Canadian Endangered Species Act; Correspondence between AWP and Lakeland M.P. Leon Benoit
10 Bill C-66 Canadian Labour Code; Draft Amendments, Correspondence, B.C. Terminal Draft and Legislation.
11 Bill C-72 Amendments to Canada Wheat Board Act; Correspondence, Legislation, Draft Submissions and Amendments.
12 Bill C-91 Canada Cooperatives Act; Summary, Backgrounder, and Correspondence
13 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Copy of Legislation
14 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Grain Handling and Transportation Review, Final Report, by the Honorable Willard L. Estey, CC. QC. December 21, 1998
15 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Agricore Correspondence
16 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Agricore News Releases and Reports
17 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Western Grain Elevators Association Releases and Reports 1999
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191 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Third Party Reports
2 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Agricore Correspondence (includes AWP/ MPE correspondence)
3 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Handwritten Notes
4 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Alberta Pools Submission to the Grain Review Secretariat; AWP News Releases March 16, 1998
5 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); AWP & MPE Legal Reports and Fee Statements
6 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); T5 (Agricore, Cargill, JRI, SWP and UGG) Reports on Grain Transportation
7 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Third Party Reports
8 Bill C-34 Transportation Act (Estey Report); Third Party Reports and Documents
9 Bill C-26. An Act to Amend the Canada Grains Act, the Agriculture and Agrifoods act, Monetary Penalties Act, and to Repeal the Grain Futures Act; Summary and Precis
10 Bill C-9 Canada Marine Act; Correspondence
11 Bill C-19 (C-66) Amendment to the Canada Labour Code. Correspondence between AWP, MPE and SWP.
12 Bill C-19 (C-66) Amendment to the Canada Labour Code; Assorted Proposals and Legislation
13 Bill C-19 (C-66) Amendment to the Canada Labour Code; Brief filed with Commissioner Stephen Kelleher, Q.C. October 31, 1997
14 Bill C-4 Amendment to the Canada Wheat Board Act. Includes proposals, suggested amendments, drafts etc.
15 Bill C-5 New Federal Cooperatives Act. Includes correspondence, drafts, consultation papers and background documents

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Manitoba Pool Elevators and Alberta Wheat Pool Inc. Merger 1997-1998
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201 AWP and MPE Merger; Correspondence and Documents April- July 1998
2 Agricore bylaws, Preliminary draft June 1998
3 AWP & MPE Joint Delegates Meeting; Correspondence July 30-31, 1998
4 AWP & MPE Correspondence and Documents concerning Agricore Launch September-November 1998
5 AWP Salary Policy, November 1997; AWP Annual Budget 1998-99; AWP Fall Crop Report, October 1998
6 AWP/ MPE Merger; Logistics and Policy; Report from Restructuring Committee
7 Agricore Correspondence November 1998- March 1999
8 Historical Review of Grain Trade and MPE [1997?]

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Agricore Bid to take over UGG 1988-1997
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209 AWP/ MPE News Releases and Correspondence Concerning 1997 UGG Takeover 1997
10 "Wheat Pool Amalgamation Program" by Touche Ross November 1998
11 AWP/ MPE takeover of UGG; Final Bid and Supporting Documents
12 UGG response to AWP/MPE Takeover bid
13 UGG bylaws 1997
14 AWP/ MPE Documents Relating to the Exchange of UGG Share Certificates 1997
15 Third Party Reports about Cooperatives 1992-1997
16 AWP/ MPE takeover of UGG; Newspaper articles 1997

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Manitoba Pool Elevators Delegate Lists 1969-1997
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2017 MPE Delegate Lists 1969-1979
18 MPE Delegate Lists 1980-1989
19 MPE Delegate Lists 1990-1997
20 Agricore Delegate Lists 1998-1999

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Agricore Oversize Material, 1998-2001
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211 Agricore Safety and Health Policy February 2000
2 Agricore Plaque [1999?]
3 Aventis "Navigator Compass System" Publicity Pack (includes videocassette) March 2000
4 Agricore Flag [1998?]
5 Agricore Sash [1998?]
6-15 Agricore Print Advertisements (mounted) [1998-2000?]

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Photograph Collection (PC 156) 1999-2001

(Creator and time noted where applicable)

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11 Agricore Employee Update (89:29) February 24, 1999
2 Agricore "Ag Innovations" Update (CFCN-TV) May 27, 1999
3 Agricore Labour Dispute (Interface Media) Fall 1999
4 Agricore Member Relations Seminar (1) February 25, 2000
5 Agricore Member Relations Seminar (2) February 25, 2000
6 Agricore Member Relations Seminar (3) February 25, 2000
7 Success Begins with Seed from Agricore February 25, 2000
8 HTP Elevator Opening- Elva, Mb. (CKX-TV, 2:00) July 26, 2000
9 Camp Wannakumbac, Agricore Sponsorship of (CHMI-TV, 2:20) August 20, 2000
10 Demise of Old Wooden Elevators (CBC-TV) Fall 2000
11 On the Road- Grain Elevator Wood Recycling (CBC-TV) Fall, 2000
12 Grain Services Union- Spying Allegations (CHM-TV, :45) December 6, 2000
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21 Rural Elevators Closures (CKX-TV, 4:00) January 3, 2001
2 Elevator Closures Announced (CKX-TV; 3:30) January 3, 2001
3 Biotechnology, The Science, The Promise, The Safeguards (Marathon Media, 53:30) [1999?]
4 Neil Silver, President, Agricore, Interview February 9, 2001
5 Neil Silver, President, Agricore, Interview February 12, 2001
6 Monsanto Recalls Quest Canola (CBC Television; 0:30) April 25, 2001
7 Monsanto Recall of Quest (CBC Television; 2:50) April 26, 2001
8 Agricore-South Lakes HTP Opening April 27, 2001
9 Spring Seeding Problems (CHMI-TV; 2:00) May 23, 2001
10 Harvest of Fear-Nova (PBS)- re Biotechnology (PBS-Taped by Carol Cooper, Agricore; 1:00) May 1, 2001
11 Adding Value: Simple Grain Sampling (Fieldstone Marketing for Alberta Pool) September 1996
12 "Creative Storm"- Agricore, Alberta Pool, Manitoba Pool (Visionworks Commercial Productions, 10:30) [1998]
13 Alberta Pool "Change" (AdFarm, 60:00) August 29, 1998
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31 Agricore/ United Grain Growers- Demo. News Conference July 28, 2001
2 Agricore-UGG Merger (4:30 Total)
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3 -CKRD-TV Red Deer August 10, 2001
-CBWT-TV (Winnipeg) July 30, 2001
3 Agricore- UGG Merger Proposal (CKX-TV; 3:00) August 16, 2001
4 Agricore- UGG Merger Proposal (3:00 Total)
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3 -CKCK-TV (Regina) August 22, 2001
-CKCK-TV (Regina) August 23, 2001
5 Agricore UGG Merger (27:00 total)
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3 -CKCK-TV (Regina) August 25, 2001
-CKX-TV (Brandon) August 30, 2001
-CBRT-TV (Calgary) August 30, 2001
-CICT-TV (Calgary) August 31, 2001
-CKCK-TV (Regina) September 1, 2001
-CKRD-TV (Red Deer) September 4, 2001
6 From Farm to Port- Cdn. International Grains Institute (CIGI)
7 Change in the Farming Landscape (Agricore)
8 Arden, Manitoba Elevator Closure, (CKX-TV) April 19, 2001
9 AG21 demo (RDTV) [1999?]
10 Agricore Stories, Kitscoty Elevator 1999
11 Agricore television Advertisement (By 454 Media) May 1, 2001
12 Agricore Labour Dispute, beta format (Interface Media) Fall 1999

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Tape Collection (TC 102) 1998-2001

This series consists of the following subseries:

Agricore Resource Centre Library Tape Collection

Agricore Resource Centre Library Audio CD Collection

Corporate Affairs Department Audio cassettes 2000-2001

Agricore Resource Centre Library Tape Collection
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1 Grain Elevator Closings (by PDM Media Monitors) 2000-2001
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11 CBW-AM September 9, 2000
2 CBW-AM January 8, 2001
3 CHSM-AM January 11, 2001
4 CHSM-AM January 12, 2001
5 CWB-AM February 12, 2001
Agricultural Co-ops Symposium February 12, 2001
Labour Dispute (compiled by PDM Media Monitor) 1999-2001
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16 CBW-AM October 21, 1999
7 Agricore President Charlie Swanson, Interview with November 2, 1999
8 Agricore Spying Allegations, CBW-AM December 1, 2000
9 Grain Services Union Allegations of Agricore Spying December 6, 2000
10 GSU Spying Allegations, CHSM-AM December 6, 2000
11 GSU Spying Allegations, CBW-AM December 15, 2000
12 GSU suit against Agricore, CJOB-AM January 8, 2001
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1 Miscellaneous Tapes (Compiled by PDS Media Monitors) 2000-2001
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113 "Biotechnology," Quirks and Quarks, CBW-AM June 17, 2000
14 Corporate Largess in Canada, CBW-AM October 25, 2000
15 Government Subsidies to Bombardir, CBW-AM January 15, 2001
16 New High Throughput Facilities, CHSM-AM April 17, 2001
17 President Award "Volunteerism"
Agricore Audio cassettes 1999-2000
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118 Agricore Employee Update February 24, 1999
19 Agricore Business Broadcast, by Dennis Sutton/ Gord Cummings August 30, 1999
20 Agricore Business Broadcast, by Dennis Sutton/ Gord Cummings August 30, 1999
21 Agricore Spring Meeting April 3, 2000
22 Agricore Western Green (sic) Elevators Association November 22, 2000
23 Agricore Annual Meeting November 28, 2000
24 Agricore recording of Pat Howe, United Grain Growers analyst July 30, 2001
25 Agricore recording of Glennys Perkin July 30, 2001
26 Delegates Conference Call, moderated by Dale Riddell July 30, 2001
27 Agricore Winter Receipt Program Radio Ad 2000
28 Grain Transportation Reform, Neil Silver & Gord Cummings [1998?]
29 Agricore November 4th Event (Scott Graber) 1999
30 Agricore Conference Call, Diane Wreeford (sic) November 4, 1999
31 Agricore's Diane Wreeford (sic), November 4 event 1999
32 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) 1999
33 2nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) 1999
Tapes created for Agricore by One Sound Studios 1998-1999
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134 AdFarm-Agricore Launch Radio Ad December 1, 1998
35 Agricore Corporate Radio Ad July 15, 1999
36 Agricore Radio Ad September 1999
37 CFAC Radio Calgary; CBC Radio Winnipeg, assorted radio programs 1998-99
Other Audio cassettes 1999-2000
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138 Strike Coverage- CBC 1999
39 Radio Ad, Clifford Bell- Agricore October 26, 1999
40 Strike Coverage November 1999
41 Minnedosa Elevator Opening June 20, 2000
42 Alberta Premiere Ralph Klein's News Conference on Farm Aid October 6, 2000
43 Carol Brookins, Agricore Annual Meeting November 28, 2000
44 Grain Service Union Press Conference November 30, 2000
45 "Just For You" Saskatchewan Wheat Pool delegate information [1997?]
46 Assorted Interviews by Pat Delaney, Communications, for use in Agricore Newsletter (1) [2000?]
47 Assorted Interviews by Pat Delaney, Communications, for use in Agricore Newsletter (2) [2000?]
48 Highway 3 & 14 pour event/ John Thiesen, 1250-AM Altona [2000?]
49 Discussions about Agriculture (participants unknown) [199?]
Agricore Resource Centre Library Audio CD Collection
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150 AdFarm- Agricore "Inside Alberta Farming" shows November 1998
51 AdFarm- Agricore Launch Radio Advertisements December 1, 1998
52 AdFarm- Agricore "Inside Alberta Farming" shows December 1998
53 Agricore Radio Advertisements; Manitoba and Alberta Spots November 16, 1999
54 Agricore Strike Radio Advertisement [1999?]
55 Agricore Strike Radio Advertisements [1999?]
Corporate Affairs Department Audio Cassettes 2000-2001
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21-4 Agricore Annual Meeting 2000 (see paper finding aid for schedule of speakers) November 27 2000
5-16 Agricore Annual Meeting 2000 (see paper finding aid for schedule of speakers)

November 27-29

17-21 Agricore Annual Delegates Meeting July 31, 2001
22 Agricore/ UGG Merger tape given to shareholders 2001
23-24 Agricore Shareholders meeting (see paper finding aid for schedule of speakers) August 28, 2001
25-27 Agricore Delegates Special Meeting August 30, 2001
28-31 Agricore- United Grain Growers Merger Meeting 2001

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Map Collection (MC 6) 1998-2001
Manitoba Pool Elevators [1975?- 1990?]
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11 Manitoba Grain Elevators Map [1975?]
2 Manitoba Districts and Subdistricts [1990?]
3 Manitoba Districts and Subdistricts [1990?]
Agricore Maps 2001
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14 Regions and Subdistricts [2001?]
5 Grain Facilities January 2001
6 Agro. Territories January 2001

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