Manitoba Organization: Winnipeg Stock Exchange
The Winnipeg Stock Exchange traces its origins to the early 1880s. Meetings were held by member companies and, on 1 March 1883, membership was capped at 40. Activity levels of the unincorporated group varied and diminished over the years. The present incarnation dates to 1903 when it was incorporated by an Act of the Manitoba Legislative on 18 March. Founding members were contractor H. M. Sutherland, broker Augustus Meredith Nanton, grain merchant G. R. Crowe, MLA J. T. Gordon, Massey Harris Company Manager R. H. Agur, Manitoba Assurance Company Manager Herbert Henry Beck, and Minneapolis broker Charles E. Lewis. The Exchange was largely dormant until 1906 when development in Western Canada picked up pace. Formal and regular meetings began in August 1908 and a President was elected. The Exchange, located on the third floor of the Grain Exchange Building, was opened officially on 1 February 1909.
In November 2000, the Winnipeg Stock Exchange merged operations with the Canadian Venture Exchange. It now operates under the name of ICE (Intercontinental Exchange).
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“Will be re-elected,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 September 1919, page 10.
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