[DOT] bENXOX. Every day the live stock industry is assuming larger proportions in Canada and it is very desirable that it should be so. I know the minister will appreciate the importance of having this Bill framed in a way that it will be definite'to all intents and purposes. So far as the suggestion of providing for the issue of a certificate is concerned I do not know that any objection would be raised by the House to commit itself to a provision of the kind now proposed, as the minister is amending that section 5 at nil events. lean see soine difficulty m amending the sections after delay and it might bt desirable to amend the section now. It would make the Act clearer to parties taking it up and reading it. I would particularly impress upon the hon. minister the desirability of considering carefully at a future time what I bare suggested, or something in tbe line of what I have suggested. in regard to section 13. I do not think, that, on further consideration, the hou. minister will find any great difficulty in amending section 13 in the way I have suggested as regards a penalty. The certificate issued is to a certain extent a statutory title. It is what makes the title to the animal of value, at all events. It is the pedigree and it is very much in the same line as an abstract of title issued from a land registry office. Upon tlie faith and correctness of it a person who is about to invest his money acts, and so, when we are dealing not merely with the government: but with private corporations or associations who receive fees and profess to be protecting the public, it is desirable that there should be some provision, either by penalty or by damages, that if they issue a certificate which misrepresents the actual conditions they shall be accountable for tlie damages which result. If, in a registry office, a mistake is made in issuing a certificate the party is entitled to the damages lie sustains, and equally in this case there should be some provision for damages. Then, as to tbe other point that tbe lion, minister did not touch upon-and I can understand very well that he may not want to deal with it now- that is as to the provision that certificates shall in some sense, up to a certain point, be evidence of tbe facts recited in them, 1 think that is important too having regard to the extent of (importance of the matters to be dealt with. This may be a matter for future consideration.