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Blanchard, J., A History of the Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian Grain Commission, 1987.

Burton, Pierre, The National Dream: The Great Railway, 1871-1881, McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Toronto & Montréal, 1970.

Burton, Pierre, The Last Spike: The Great Railway, 1881- 1885, McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1971).

Burton, Pierre, The Great Depression: 1929-1939, McClelland & Stewart Ltd., Toronto & Montréal, 1990

Carter, Colin and Lyons, Al The Federal Government and the Prairie Grain Sector: A Study of Over-Regulation, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1998.

Derkson, Wade, A History of Road Transportation in Manitoba, paper commission by the Transportation Heritage and Technology Centre, Public History Inc., 2002.

Earl, Paul, Mac Runciman: A Life in the Grain Trade, University of Manitoba Press, Winnipeg, 2000.

Estey, Willard Z., Grain Handling and Transportation Review: Final Report, submitted to the Minister of Transport, December 1998.

Friesen, Gerald, The Canadian Prairies: A History, University of Toronto Press, Toronto and London, 1984.

Fowke, V.C. The National Policy and the Wheat Economy, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1957.

Hall Commission Report of the Grain Handling and Transportation Commission: Grain and Rail in Western Canada: Volume 1, Government of Canada, 1977.

Hamilton, F.W., Service at Cost: A History of Manitoba Pool Elevators, Modern Press, Saskatoon, 1975.

Innis, Harold A. (Ed.), The Diary of Alexander James McPhail, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1940.

Legget, Robert F., Railroads in Canada, Douglas, David & Charles Ltd., Vancouver, 1973.

MacEwan, Grant, Power for Prairie Plows, Western Producer Book Series, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 1971.

Moorhouse, Hopkins, Deep Furrows, Which Tells of Pioneer Trials Along Which the Farmers of Western Canada Fought Their Way to Great Achievements in Co-Operation, (George J. McLeod Ltd, Toronto & Winnipeg, 1918).

Morriss, William E., Chosen Instrument II: A History of the Canadian Wheat Board: New Horizons, Canadian Wheat Board, 2000.

Morton, W.L , Manitoba: A History, University of Toronto Press, Toronto & Buffalo, 1957).

Penner, Lloyd, A History of Railroads in Manitoba, Paper commissioned by the Transportation Heritage & Technology Centre, 2002.

Sharp, Paul, The Agrarian Revolt in Western Canada: A Survey Showing American Parallels, Octagon Books, N.Y., 1971.

Studnicki-Gizbert, Konrad W., Canadian Transport Policies: A Historical Overview of Issues, 2 Volumes, Transport Canada, 1994.

Tyman, John Langton, By Section Township and Range: Studies in Prairie Settlement, Assiniboine Historical Society, Brandon, Manitoba,1972.

United Grain Growers, The Grain Growers Record, 1906 to 1943: An Abridged History (United Grain Growers Ltd. Winnipeg, 1944.

Wilson, C.F., A Century of Canadian Grain: Government Policy to 1951, Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatoon, 1978.

Media Reports

CBC Television

  • Ann Medina, "Wheat: The Great Grain Hold-Up", Newsmagazine Documentary, August 13, 1979

Free Press Extra

  • Monday Oct. 8, 1877

Grain Grower's Guide

  • November 11, 1914

The Leader Post

  • Ray Guay, "Transport Ministers Talk Grain Cars at First Meeting", July 31, 1979

Saskatchewan Star Phoenix

  • Lawrence Thoner, "60 Percent of Grain Shipped During Crop Year", July 26, 1979
  • "Opening Quotas Set By Grain Board", Saskatchewan, July 21, 1979
  • "More Cars Sought for Prairie Grain", July 19, 1979

Vancouver Province

  • Mark, Wilson, "Grain Export System Needs Fixing", Midweek Report, August 8, 1979

Western Producer

  • Phillips, Bob, "Persons, Places and Things: Sometimes it Needs to be Said more than Once", August 2, 1979

Winnipeg Tribune

  • "90 Days: A Reprieve for Rail Lines", July 23, 1979
  • *Joan Sadier, "Total Grain Undelivered Not Known", August 1, 1979
  • Susan Ruttan, "$200 Million Proposal: Downey Rejects Hopper Car Purchase", August 1, 1979

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