April 9, 1901

NEW MEMBER.


Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had received from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, a certificate of the return of James Halliday, Esq., member elect for the electoral district of North Bruce.


MEMBER INTRODUCED.


Mr. James Halliday, member for the electoral district of North Bruce, introduced by Mr. Borden (Halifax) and Mr. Sproule.


CLAIM OF NOYA SCOTIA AGAINST FEDERAL GOYERNMENT.

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John Graham Haggart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Hon. JOHN HAGGART (South Lanark) moved :

That the papers which have been brought down respecting the claim of the province of Nova Scotia against the government of Canada be forthwith printed, and that for this purpose Rule 94 be suspended.

He said : I wish to draw the attention of the government to the fact that the evidence has not been brought down, and I would wish it to be laid on the Table of the House.

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The MINISTER OF MARINE AND FISHERIES (Hon. Sir Louis Davies).

Do you wish the evidence taken by the arbitrators brought down ?

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Motion agreed to.



CLAIM OF MACKENZIE & MANN.


CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).

I call the attention of the government to the statement of the right lion, the Prime Minister, on the lltli of March, with reference to certain papers respecting the claim of Mackenzie & Mann. On that date, in answer to a question, the right hon. gentleman said : That a certain claim had been made, and was being considered by the government, and that the papers would shortly be communicated to the House. Inasmuch as some four weeks have since elapsed, and the papers have not been brought down, I take the liberty of bringing the matter to the attention of the right hon. gentleman.

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INSPECTION OF FRUIT PACKAGES.


The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher) moved third reading of Bill (No. 32) to provide for the marking and inspection of packages containing fruit for sale. He said : When this Bill was discussed in the committee the other night, there was a considerable number of alterations made in various sections which will necessitate further alterations to make the Bill intelligent and complete. The proposed changes do not interfere with the principle of the Bill. The Bill as introduced was only intended to apply to apples and pears, but as it has been made to apply to all fruit, we shall have to substitute the word ' fruit ' for the words ' apples and pears,' in the sixth and seventh sections. In consequence of the introduction of clause 9, the words which deal with the size of the fruit are not required. In section 8, the word ' first ' should read ' finest.' In clause 9, line 20, the words ' The marks on such packages or' are not required. I withdraw my motion for third reading. Motion for third reading withdrawn.


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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE moved :

That the order for third reading of Bill (No. 32) be discharged, and that' the Bill be referred back to Committee of the Whole.

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Motion agreed to, and House again went into committee on the Bill. On section 6,


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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I move that the word 'fruit' be substituted for the words 'apples or pears,' and that all the words after ' package ' in the eighth line be struck out.

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Frederick Debartzch Monk

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MONK.

Is this intended to apply to tomatoes ? "

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I do not think tomatoes would come under the definition of fruit, but I would not like to give a legal opinion upon it.

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David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

Would you give us an agricultural opinion upon it ? I think Mr. HAGGART.

the hon. minister ought to be able to determine whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable.

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I am not going to enter upon any such question.

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April 9, 1901