“The Man Behind the Plow”:
Agrarian Populism and the Farmer Governments
From: The Rise of the New West
As the crisis of the 1880s unfolded in the West, the federal government, the CPR, and the private grain trade were taking the necessary steps to ensure the orderly and privately controlled export of Prairie grain.
John F. Conway
JOHN F. CONWAY, a well-known commentator on Western Canadian politics, teaches sociology at the University of Regina. He is the author of The Canadian Family in Crisis and Debts to Pay, and a frequent contributor to newspapers across Canada.