The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association:

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

Inventory prepared by Vladimira Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(2003)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2003)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss 175, TC 107, PC 172 (A.03-53) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2

Creator:
Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

Title:
Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association fonds

Dates:
1970-2003

Quantity:
1.6 m of textual material, 58 audio tapes, 12 video tapes

Identification:
MSS 175, TC 107, PC 172 (A.03-55)

Language
English.

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Administrative History of Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

The Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association is a non-profit, voluntary farm organization founded in 1970 as Palliser Triangle Wheat Growers Association. The first president of the Association was Wally Nelson. The Association helps individual wheat farmers to represent their interest to government and other sectors of the agriculture. The Association head office is in Regina. Revision of the Association name to Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association happend in 1985. The president of the Association at that time was George Fletcher. The Board of Directors is elected at the annual conventions. WCWGA is active and strives for establishment of the flexible system for individual farmers to maximize their profitability. The Association is entirely supported by member contributions.

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The fonds consists WCWGA's Regina, Winnipeg, and Calgary office records - minutes of the meetings; financial records, convention records; newspaper clipping; WCWG publications, video and audio tapes.

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Organization of the Records

These records are organized into thirteen series

  • Palliser Wheat Growers Association, 1970-1985
  • Crow Benefits - Alberta office, 1990-92
  • Board Meetings - Regina office, 1992-95
  • Board Meetings, 1996-2003
  • Finances, 1991-2002
  • Conventions, 1979-2002
  • Coalition Against C-4, 1996-98
  • Reports, Statements, Submissions, 1994-2000
  • Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings
  • Slide Collection - Palliser Wheat Growers
  • Publications
  • TC 107 - Audio tapes
  • PC 172 - Video tapes

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Restrictions on Access

Two folders have been designated confidential.

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Restrictions on Use

Two folders have been designated confidential.

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Custodial History

The fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Dr. Paul Earl (a former policy manager of WCWGA, Winnipeg office) in 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Records

Palliser Wheat Growers Association

History
BoxFolder
11 Early Years of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association by Sam G. Reimche, 1987
2 Agricultural Pressure Groups in Saskatchewan by Nancy Welta, 1971
3 Years 1970-1976
4 Years 1979-84
5 Revision of Association Name, January 3, 1985

Revision: the name of the Association shall be "Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association

Correspondence,
BoxFolder
16 1970-1989
7 Between Sam G. Reimche and Wally Nelson (1st President of Association), 1986-87

History of Pallister Wheat Growers Association by D.R. Jaques

8 George Fletcher, President of the Association, 1980-85?
Reports, Resolutions,Submissions, etc.,
BoxFolder
19 1970-75
10 1976
11 1977

The Crow Rate and National Transportation Policy, Transportation Agency of Saskatchewan

12 1977-89
13 Conventions, 1979-1982

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Crow Benefits - Alberta Office, 1990-92
BoxFolder
21 Transforming the Crow: A discussion paper developed by the ADA, December 1989
2 ADA - Agricultural Diversification Alliance, 1991-92
BoxFolder
23 Correspondence, 1991-92

Transport Coalition

4 Western Canada Television, January 12-25, 1992

Media Cost Details

5 Grain Transportation Media Kit, 1992
6 Contract, [ 1991-92 ]

Contract

Contract Terms

Insurance

Projected Budget for ADA

Amending Agreement, Department of Agriculture, August 5, 1992

7 Crow Benefits, 1992
8 Crow Benefits - Chase Clippings
Finances, 1990-92
BoxFolder
29 Sales, 1990-92
10 Western Canada Television, Media Cost Details, 1992
11 Continental PIR - Info, 1992
12 Continental PIR - Finances, 1992
13 Group Benefits, August 1, 1992

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Board Meetings, 1992-95
BoxFolder
31 Agenda, 1992-95
2 Founders' Scholarship Program - temporary abondonment, 1993
3 Correspondence, 1993-95
4 Minutes, 1992- February 1995
5 Minutes, April 1995
6 President's Report, February 1995
7 Minutes, October - November 1995
Reports, Submissions, Addresses
BoxFolder
38 October 1995
9 Saskatchewan Report, 1995
10 Sales Reports, 1992-1995
11 Pro-Farm Report, 1993-94
12 Manitoba Reports, 1992-95
13 Executive Director's Report, 1992-95
14 Alberta Report, March 1995

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Board Meetings, 1996- 2003
BoxFolder
41 Association Proposal, April 12, 1996

Confidential

Minutes, Reports, Memorandums
BoxFolder
42 January - February, 1996
3 March 1996
4 February - April 1997
5 July 1998
6 November 1998
7 January 1999
8 February 1999
9 April 1999
BoxFolder
51 May 1999
2 June 1999
3 July 1999
4 November 1999
5 February 2000
6 April 2000
7 June 2000
8 July 2000
9 October 2000
10 November 2000
11 December 2000
12 February 2001
13 April - May 2001
14 June 2001
15 July 2001
16 October 2001
BoxFolder
61 November 2001
BoxFolder
52 February 2002
BoxFolder
63 April 2002
4 July 2002
5 October 2002
6 November - December 2002
7 February 2003

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Finances, 1991 - 2002
BoxFolder
68 Financial Statements, Budget, November 1991-1995
Accounting Reports,
BoxFolder
69 year to October 1996
10 year to October 1997
11 June 1998
12 11 months to September 1998
13 Accounting Reports, 3 months to December 1998
14 year to September 1999
15 Accounting Reports, 5 months to February 1999
16 3 months to December 1999
BoxFolder
71 Accounting Reports, pt. 1, 2000
2 Accounting Reports, pt. 2, 2000
3 Accounting Reports, pt. 3, 2000
4 Accounting Reports, pt. 4, 2000
5 5 months to February 2000
Financial Analysis, Budget 1999-2002
BoxFolder
76 1999-2002
7 1999-2000
8 2000
9 Finances, Budget 2001
10 Memorandum, State of the Wheat Growers, June 15, 2001

confidential

11 Budget 2001, Memos
12 Financial Analysis, Budget, 2002
13 Special Audit Report - Office of the Auditor General, February 27, 2002

confidential

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Conventions, 1979-2002
BoxFolder
81 Conventions, 1979-80

Ninth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1979 - Regina

Tenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1980 - Calgary

2 Twelfth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1982 - Winnipeg
3 Fourteenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1984 - Regina
4 Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1985 - Winnipeg
5 Sixteenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1986 - Calgary
6 Seventeenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1987 - Saskatoon
7 Eighteenth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1988 - Winnipeg
8 Nineteeth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1989 - Calgary
9 Twentieth Annual Meeting and Convention, 1990 - Regina
10 Conventions, 1991-92

21st Annual Convention & Meetings, 1991 - Brandon

Wheat Grower Convention 1992 - Calgary

11 Conventions, 1998-2002

Convention '98 - Kananaskis, Alberta

Convention '99 - Saskatoon

Convention 2002 - Regina

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Coalition Against C-4, 1996-98
BoxFolder
91 Transportation Reforms - Correspondence (Farmer Railcar Coalition), 1996
2 United Grain Growers Takeover by Alberta Wheat Pool and Manitoba Pool Elevators, 1997
3 Coalition Against C-4: Memorandums, News releases, Faxes, Submissions
BoxFolder
93 1997
4 January - February 1998
5 March 1998
6 April - June 1998

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Reports, Statements, Submissions, 1994-2000
BoxFolder
97 Canadian Wheat Board Act - Submission to Joint Commission, 1994-95
8 1996-97

Future Focus: From Vision to Reality - Submission to Western Grain Marketing Panel, February 1996

Blueprint for a Commercial, Least Cost, Logistics Management System - Prairie Farm Commodity Coalition, July 1996

Brief to the Canadian Transportation Agency re: Railway Interswitching Charges, 1996

Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, re: Bill C-72 " An Act to Amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act", March, 1997

A Proposed Plan for an "Implementation Secretariat" to Progress discussions on the Estey Report, 1997

9 1998-99

Submission to the Estey Review of Grain Transportation, March 9, 1998

Submission to the Estey Review: the Implementation of a Contractual System to Control Grain Movement, September 1998

Working Model for a Voluntary Canadian Wheat Board, October 1998

Policy Statement and a New Blueprint for Grain Transportation Reform, the Prairie Farm Commodity Coalition, November 19, 1999.

Canada's Position at the 1999 World Trade Organization Agriculture Negotiations - Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, December 1, 1998

Eight Point Plan for Improving Farm Profitability - Presentation to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, December 1, 1998

10 Transportation Reforms - Correspondence, 1998-99
BoxFolder
101 Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transportation re: Bill C-34 Amendments to the Canada Transportation Act in Respect of Western Grain, June 8, 2000

Correspondence included

2 Submission to the Canadian Transportation Agency's Hearing re: Ferroequus Railway Company's Application for Running Rights on CN Lines, May 5, 2002
3 Resolutions, 1997-2002

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Newsletters, Newspaper Clippings
BoxFolder
104 George Fletcher
5 1979-1994
6 pre 1977
7 Saskatchewan Business Journal, Winter 1970
8 Transportation Talks, 1992
9 News Releases, 1990-92
10 Wheat Growers Weekly, 1992-95
11 Info Pamphlets (Brochures)

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Slides - Palliser Wheat Growers

WCWG - 25th Anniversary Slide Show

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Publications
BoxFolder
11

Pro-Farm: the Official Publication of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, v.2, no.3,1986 - v.18, no.3, 2002 (incomplete)

WheatGrower, February 1981 - November 1994 (incomplete)

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TC 107 - Tape Collection
BoxFolder
1 1 Palliser Wheat Growers Convention 1983,

10 tapes

2 Issues Facing North American Agriculture: How will we cope? by Dale Miller, January 7, 1992
3-10 Sustaining Our Future, January 7, 1992,

8 tapes

11-25 WCWG Convention, January 8-10, 1992,

15 tapes

Tape 1 & 2 of the set sent to Marilyn Florences on July 16, 1992

26 Farmer's Rally, October 20th, 1994
27-31 WCWGA Quotas or Contracts,

5 tapes

32 Implications to the Livestock Industry by Dr. Red Williams
BoxFolder
233 WCWG Annual Meetings, January 4, 1990
34-39 Joe Halow - Reaction to Cartels,

6 tapes

40 McCalla, Schmitz, Thomson - Moose Jaw
41 Hookenson - Weyburn, Devine - Gasohol
42 Joe Halow - Market Update, McCalla, Schmitz - Cartels
43 Roy Jensen, Unifarm President - re: M.O.P., August 3, 1993
44 25th Anniversary of Wheat Growers - History
45 Ralph Child, January 5, 1983
46-49 Palliser Convention, January 5, 1983,

4 tapes

50 Elected Board of Directors, Palliser Convention, January 6, 1983
51-54 Palliser Convention, January 6, 1983,

4 tapes

55-58 Palliser Wheat Growers broadcasts: "There's a Story Behind It",

4 reels

Palliser Wheat Growers Association tour to Winnipeg, November 21, 1971

Copy of broadcast for Palliser Wheat Growers, 1730 Scarth St. Regina, February, 1972

Don Ja Ques, Palliser Wheat Growers Association, June 11, 1972

Doug Campbell, Research Director, September 18, 1977

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PC 172 - Video Collection
BoxFolder
11 TV tape, January 1977

Videocassette KCA 30

2 Hyland interview by Bill Story, CFQC, Summer 1978

Videocassette KCA 30

3 C.N.R. Grain Train - Rivers M.B., September 12, 1986,

VHS

4 WCWG Regional Meetings - Biotechnology and the Canadian Farmer Monsanto Canada Inc.,

VHS

5 Farmer's for Fair Marketing Rally, October 20th, 1994,

VHS

6 Crow Debate - Larson vs Maquire, January 16, 1992,

VHS

7 Going with the Grain - The Canadian Grain Transportation System, June 1985,

VHS

8 George Brinkman and Andy Schmitz,

VHS

9 WCWGA - Agency: Continental PIR, January 8, 1992,

Beta

10 WCWGA - Agency: Continental PIR, January 13, 1992,

VHS

11 WCWGA - Agency: Continental PIR, January 10, 1992,

VHS

12 Crow Benefit Ad - MTN (TV Ad), January 12, 1992,

VHS

13 Against The Grain - rough cut, 1 hr 17 min

VHS

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