April 15, 1901

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

That is due partly to increased work in connection with the protections of our frontier between the United States and ourselves. There has been a great deal of small-pox in the United States, and some little in Canada, and the people along the border have demanded that we should protect them against the bringing in of disease. I might say that I shall have to ask a further amount in the supplementary estimates, because the work is increasing. It is partly due also to the precautions against the bubonic plague which has caused us to make expenditures in connection with people coming in from the Orient.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

What description of protection has the hon. gentleman adopted with regard to the small-pox and the bubonic plague ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

We have required the fumigation and cleansing of all oriental incomers. Ordinarily, unless disease is aetualy found we allow them to pass, but the inspection now is more strict. This causes a great increase of work at the William's Head station. We have also to examine vessels coming coastwise from the United States ports which formerly came in without examination. As to the small-pox, we have named officers along the frontier whose duty it is to enforce vaccination upon people coming in from districts in the United States where there is small-pox. This involves heavy expenditure.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Is that carried on all along the frontier or only on a portion of it ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

Wherever there seems to be danger. The chief superintendent general of public health is in constant touch with United States authorities, and learns just where the danger of small-pox is.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

As there is to be another vote for quarantine, the subject can be further discussed.

Quarantine-Cattle quarantine, $35,000.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

There is an increase here of $3,500 as compared with last year.

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

That is due to work In North-west Territories. The work formerly was done by the mounted police. But, in consequence of the South African war, veterinary surgeons and others trained to the work have been called away. They have not returned and we have had to engage outside workers, besides making a new arrangement with the mounted police officers, giving them a little more, because the work has increased throughout the Territories.

Quarantine-Compensation for slaughter of hogs and sheep and all other expenses connected therewith, $10,000.

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John McGowan

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. McGOWAN.

What is the meaning of that ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

This service has been carried on for a long time, in the province of Ontario especially, but not exclusive. It is designed to protect against disease among hogs known as hog cholera. We have been pretty successful in stamping it out of late. We are asking $5,000 less this year than last. We were not called upon to use all the vote of last year, and we believe that $10,000 will be sufficient.

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Andrew B. Ingram

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. INGRAM.

Does the Ontario government contribute to this ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

Not that I am aware of.

Quarantine-Towards the prevention of the spread of tuberculosis in cattle throughout the Dominion, $25,000.

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I may say that the demand for tests with tuberculine is largely increasing. The people are gaining confidence from year to year in this test. But I have been obliged to increase the number of officers in consequence of certain action of the American authorities, who, heretofore, have accepted the certificates of our veterinary officers, but have now passed a regulation under which they will only accept certificates of the permanent officers of the department. I am making arrangements by which slightly to increase the number of permanent officers, and expect these officers to take complete charge of all this work, instead of -rjbarging

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William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT.

fees, as was done to a certain extent before.

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James Gilmour

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GILMOUR.

In the arrangements made with the United States authorities, is there a provision that animals going from Canada to be slaughtered must have a certificate of good health to accompany them ?

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

It is only animals for breeding and dairy purposes that require these certificates, animals for slaughter do not.

Some resolutions reported.

The PRIME MINISTER (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier) moved the adjournment of the House.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN (Halifax).

Will the right hon. gentleman state what will be taken up to-morrow ?

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The PRIME MINISTER.

If the Solicitor General (Hon. Mr. Fitzpatrick) is here, as I hope he will be, we will take up the Election Bill ; if not, one or two of the Bills of the Minister of the Interior, and then go into Supply.

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The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding).

The Minister of Agriculture says he will not proceed with the census items, so we will take up either Public Works or Interior.

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I shall require time to get some information to lay on the Table.

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April 15, 1901