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.
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.
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.
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.