Excerpt from Pamphlet No. 1, Revised December, 1915: Containing the Saskatchewan Co-Operative Elevator Company Act, Together With an Explanation of Its Provisions
Answer - The powers of the Company are very wide as it may do all things incidental to the production, storing and marketing of grain. Thus if it wishes it may not only own and operate elevators and buy and sell grain, but it may own and operate lumber yards. Deal in coal, wood, ﬂour, feed, twine and machinery and, in short. Do anything - carry on any business - incidental to the production of grain. Under Section 2 of the Act, therefore, the Company may engage in any business needful to grain growing, if it judges that the farmers are not getting a square deal from those already engaged in it. It was felt very strongly that farmers were getting less than justice from those engaged in the business of buying, storing and handling grain; the creation of this Company is the result. It has taken years of effort and agitation to secure it, but on account of the wide powers given to this Company it will never again be necessary for the organized farmers to ask for assistance of this kind from the Saskatchewan Government. There is now no business affecting farmers in this province in which farmers may not lawfully and effectively engage on a co-operative basis. (sections 2.
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