June 3, 1904

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William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE.

Are these the only points at which officers are stationed ?

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

We have other inspectors ; but these are the only ports at which animals subject to quarantine are allowed to come in.

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William James Roche

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. W. J. ROCHE.

Have you many of those other Inspectors ? Are they stationed at certain points on salaries at so much per month and at what points ?

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

We have a number of inspection points as well as quarantine station points. Animals subject to inpsection only but not to quarantine may enter at the following ports. There is a long list here :

Pictou, North Sydney and Yarmouth, N.S.; I St. Stephens, Woodstock and McAdam June-tion, N.B.; Comin's Mills, Lake Megantic, Coaticook, Stanstead Junction, Mansonville, Abercorn, St. Armand, Rouses Point, Athel-stan and Dundee, Que.; Cornwall, Prescott, Brockville, Toronto, BridgeJiurg, Sault Ste. Marie and Port Arthur, Ont.; Gretna, Morden, Mowbray, Crystal City, Killarney, Deloraine, Melita and Winnipeg, Man.; Rykerts, Waneta, Midway, Sidley, Sumas, New Westminster, Douglas and Nanaimo, B.C.

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

No, not resident there, hut those are the points of inspection where we can have the cattle inspected any time they come in.

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James Gilmour

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GILMOUR.

Are the veterinaries under the minister's charge or under the charge of the mounted police ?

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

The work in the Territories is done by the veterinaries of _ the mounted police almost wholly. Sometimes we have to employ civilians, when there is too much work, but the police do practically all the work. The prestige of the police and their acquaintance with the country enables them to do the work very satisfactorily.

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James Gilmour

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GILMOUR.

I am pleased to see steps taken to have these incoming cattle subjected to strict inspection. I think even more stringent means should be adopted to safeguard the interests of the people of the Northwest. It must be borne in mind that although 23,000 head of cattle come in, they come in for the benefit of a very few people, and the interests of the great majority are opposed to their admission.

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Rufus Henry Pope

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. POPE.

Why were they not issued under Order in Council iii March a year ago ?

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

Because we had not the Information necessary and the new Act was only passed last session on which these regulations are founded.

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Rufus Henry Pope

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. POPE.

But you had the Disease and Cattle Act, which is pretty much the same thing.

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Rufus Henry Pope

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. POPE.

I understood the hon. minister to say that the yards were being built as rapidly as possible for the accommodation of these cattle.

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Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

Yes, because the regulations require that the animals should only come in at those points and these were only issued in March. We could not make the regulations until we had studied out the work and conditions.

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Rufus Henry Pope

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. POPE.

Do I understand that under the old Act you had no power to make these regulations 1

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June 3, 1904