10 Times Throne Speeches Included Agriculture



On Jan. 31, 1923, Governor General George Byng’s (pictured above) throne speech opened the second session of Canada’s 14th Parliament with William Lyon Mackenzie King as prime minister.

Byng’s remarks addressed a lifted embargo on livestock trade between Canada and Great Britain, a campaign in Britain and the U.S. to attract more farmers to Canada, and the need for a group to study ag issues.

The government proposed a “special committee with powers to make recommendations, be appointed to look into various agricultural matters such as the mixing of grain in private terminal elevators, the marketing of farm products, the development of the livestock industry and the possibilities of further diversification in our Canadian agriculture,” Byng said.

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