Department of Agriculture : reports and memoranda, 1852-1925

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Canada. Dept. of Agriculture
Canada. Ministère de l'agriculture
Department of Agriculture : reports and memoranda, 1852-1925
Ministère de l'agriculture : rapports et notes de service, 1852-1925
RG 17-A-I-13
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Originally called the Bureau of Agriculture during the pre-Confederation Province of Canada, the department was established by an Act of Parliament in 1868 to concentrate on the urgent need of the time to control livestock diseases and prevent their entry into Canada. The department, now called Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, was and is responsible for federal policies relating to agriculture and food, including grading and inspection, seed certification, regulations on pesticides and fertilizers, market development programs, farmer assistance, scientific research and dissemination of information. In addition, the department oversees race track betting in Canada.
This collection consists of miscellaneous reports and memoranda filed in the Departmental docket and letterbook system. Topics include copies of Ministerial memoranda and replies to questions in the House of Commons.
No finding aids appear to be available at the start of the microfilm reels. Reel T-1013 shares material with that of material relating to the Central Experimental Farm, part of another collection.