Mr. T. S. SPROULE (East Grey).
Mr. Speaker, before the Orders of the Day are taken up, I wish to direct the attention of the government to an item which reads as follows
Chicago, August 30.-Anthrax, dreaded by cattle owners and fatal in most cases if it obtains a foothold in the human frame, has been reported to the health department as having broken out in a herd of cattle on a stock farm near Palatine, in this country. The department has taken steps to protect the milk supply of Chicago. i
As there is a pretty extensive trade being done over the Grand Trunk Railway in handling cattle coming eastward from Chicago, it seems to me a matter of importance that this should be attended to at once, as our regulations are such as to make it quite possible for this disease to be imported into Canada. Therefore, if the attention of the hon. Minister of Agriculture has not been directed to the matter, I take this means of drawing the attention of the government to it, so that he may be advised of it 'as soon as possible.