July 10, 1908

LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

It is not compulsory that it should have a trade mark, but if it has a trade mark, it must be a trade mark registered in Canada.

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP.

Then it is compulsory that all articles made in Canada should have the name of the maker on them?

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LIB
CON

Albert Edward Kemp

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP.

It is voluntary whether a man puts it on or not?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

If he does put it on, it has to be in conformity with the Act.

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CON

William Foster Cockshutt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCKSHUTT.

What is the least quality of gold that can be stamped as gold?

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LIB
CON

William Foster Cockshutt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. COCKSHUTT.

That is less than half gold.

Mr. FISHER, The old Act was ten carats.

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CON

Albert Edward Kemp

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. KEMP.

I am a little anxious about the matter, although it is so late in the session that I realize that there is not much time to give it consideration. There are some things in this Bill under which it seemed to me the public will not be protected in the way we desired to protect them when the matter was first initiated in reference to the old Bill.

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CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

As I understood the Bill anything that is not stamped or marked will certainly be regarded as spurious. The public has no guarantee whatever.

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LIB
CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

An article may be eight karat, but because it has no stamp the public has assurance what the character of it is. It does seem to me that this is not a tremendous amount of protection to the public. I do not see any great advantage to be gained by it, -but if I know that it is a matter that excites some considerable interest in the country and if the interests of those who are mostly concerned in providing an article for sale to the public that is reasonably good are protected I do not think we can take much exception to it. I fancy the public will have to take care of themselves in this matter as they have done before.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Will the public be protected against jewellers selling goods as gold, or pure gold, without being stamped, thereby deceiving the public and without any punishment provided for such deception ? If that is permitted it seems to me that the Bill is of little use.

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

The public will look for the mark, they will not find the mark and they will know the article is not genuine.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

Suppose the article is stamped ' pure gold ' ?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

They could not do it under this Act.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

They could do it outside of this Act and not be amenable to punishment ?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

No they would be amenable under this Act.

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CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

What provision is there in the law to punish them provided that were done ?

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

This Act says that if an article bears any mark it must have applied to it the following marks and descriptions and amongst these is the number of carats.

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July 10, 1908