Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture) moved that the House go into Committee to-morrow to consider the following proposed resolution
That it is expedient to provide that the Animal Contagious Diseases Act of 1903 be amended as follows
That paragraph (e) of section 2 of the Animal Contagious Diseases Act of 1903, chapter
II of the Statutes of 1903. be amended by adding after the word ' farcy ' in the third line of the said paragraph the words ' maladie du coit '.
That subsections 2 and 3 of section 12 be stricken out, and the following substituted therefor :-
' The compensation, if any, shall be two-thirds of the value of the slaughtered animal before the same became affected with infectious or contagious disease, or came in contact with, or in dangerous proximity to animals so affected ; provided that when it is clearly shown that an animal has been slaughtered on insufficient grounds, and that the slaughter was not in accordance with, or justifiable under this Act, the owner shall he entitled to compensation at the full value of the animal so slaughtered.'
That subsection 4 of the said section 12 he amended by adding at the end thereof the following :-
' But shall not exceed, in the case of grade animals, $150 for each horse ; $60 for each
head of cattle ; or $150 for each pig or sheep ; and in the case of pure-bred animals, $300 for each horse ; $150 for each head of cattle ;
or $50 for each pig or sheep.'
He said : I beg to say that this resolution has been communicated to His Exeel-