Report of the Royal Commission on Price Spreads .: Z1-1934/1E-PDF

"On the second day of February, 1934, the House of Commons passed the following Resolution: That a Select Special Committee of eleven members of the House be appointed to inquire into, and investigate the causes of the large spread between the prices received for commodities by the producer thereof, and the price paid by the consumers therefor; and the system of distribution in Canada of farm and other natural products, as well as manufactured products, and, without restricting the generality of the foregoing, more particularly to inquire into and investigate: the effect of mass buying by department and chain store organizations upon the regular retail trade of the country, as well as upon the business of manufacturers and producers; the labour conditions prevailing in industries supplying the requirements of such department and chain store organizations, and the extent, if any, to which existing conditions have been brought about by the purchasing practices of such organizations, and the effect thereof upon the standard of living amongst those employed in such industries and organizations; the relation between the flour milling industry and the bakeries of the country, and the effect of such relations upon the baking industry of Canada; the methods and system prevailing in the marketing of livestock and animal products for domestic consumption and export, and the extent to which the present system affords or restricts opportunity for fair returns to producers"--Introductory, p. 1.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Privy Council Office.
Canada. Royal Commission on Price Spreads.
Title Report of the Royal Commission on Price Spreads .
Variant title Royal Commission on Price Spreads : index to minutes of proceedings and evidence
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Rapport de la Commission royale d'enquête sur les écarts de prix.
Historical publication digitized by the Privy Council Office of Canada.
Cover title.
"WM. W. Kennedy, Esq., M.-C ., K.C., M.P., Chairman"--p [ii].
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ch. 1. Introductory -- ch. 2. The economic background -- ch. 3. Concentration and the corporate system of business -- ch. 4. Industry -- ch. 5. Labour and wages -- ch. 6. The primary producer -- ch. 7. Distribution -- ch. 8. The consumer -- ch. 9. The problem of state control -- [ch. 10.] Memorandum of reservations by Messrs. Boulanger, Factor and Ilsley -- [ch. 11.] Minority report by Mr. E.J. Young -- annex 1. List of witnesses and counsel -- annex 2. List of documentary exhibits -- annex 3. Further statistics on corporations and concentration -- annex 4. Illustrative cases of corporate financing -- annex 5. Further statistics on Iabour and wages -- annex 6. Further statistics on distribution -- annex 7. Summary of legislation of the principal industrial nations relating to trade combinations -- annex 8. Combines Investigation Act -- annex 9. Memorandum on the use of taxation as a method of regulation, by the Honourable H.H. Stevens.
Issued also in print format.
Publishing information Ottawa : Printer to the King, 1935.
Author / Contributor Kennedy, William Walker,1882-1963.
Description xxxi, 506, 130 p. : ill.
Catalogue number
  • Z1-1934/1E-PDF
Subject terms Commissions of inquiry
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