The following questions are great
Basic Questions relating to Issues
What changes have occurred in the grain production
and handling system?
social, political, and economic forces have shaped
the grain production and handling system?
events have disrupted the efficient flow of grain?
Advanced Questions relating to Issues
would the pattern of grain transportation have been
after 1875 if Canada was not a separate country?
- Why was Canadian
wheat exported as grain rather than being used in
the manufacture of flour, pasta, etc and what was
the impact of this on the social and economic make-up
of prairie Canada?
- Why did the
grain transportation and handling system become to
controversial and why did it develop such a high political
has Canadian grain followed the most economic, efficient,
and effective routing for export, and what is currently
the optimum handling at each of Canada's major ports?
- Will foreseeable
developments (e.g. genetically modified grain) have
as great, or greater an impact on Canada's grain production
and distribution systems as past technological developments
have had? Why?
- What would
the pattern of grain transportation become if the
Wheat Board lost its marketing monopoly?
- What economic
and political events will help shape the future distribution
pattern of Canadian grain and how will these events
differ from historic events?
- What constraints
are there on the transportation and handling companies
shaping the future of Canadian grain movements and
how many of these constraints are their legacy from
past business decisions?
- Is there
any chance that some form of a grain-dependent society
will return to the prairies? If so why so; if not