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Wheat sparks verbal battle in Parliament

Agriculture Minister James Gardiner fended off accusations that the Canada-U. K. wheat agreement cost Prairie farmers $330 million over the five-year pool that ended July 31, 1950. Gardiner said the postwar deal delivered higher returns than farmers would have received under the open market. In fact, there was no open market. Canada could not sell wheat to countries receiving aid under the Marshall Plan, which was largely financed by the U.S., to rebuild war-ravaged Europe. There was an embargo against Canadian wheat in the U.S. and there had been no Canadian wheat sold outside the U.K. since 1941.

Boys and Girls clubs become 4-H

The Canadian Council for Boys and Girls Club work officially became the Canadian Council for 4-H work. The organization s first emblem was a maple leaf with an H on the front.

U.S. allows wheat sales

The U.S. government stated it will allow shipments abroad under the International Wheat Agreement to resume after temporarily halting subsidies on sales. The agreement allowed the U.S. to offer wheat at up to 75 cents under the domestic price with the government making up the difference.



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