February 10, 1909

HEALTH OF ANIMALS-EXPENDITURE.

CON
LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture): (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Expenditure-

1904- 5 $ 190,253 27

1905- 6

421,993 501906- 7

276,667 991907- 8

320,538 10Total $1,209,452 86

2. Owing to the peculiar nature of the disease in question and the difficulty, under existing conditions, of dealing with it in a manner similar to that followed in the case of most of the other communicable diseases of animals, slaughter of affected animals is not ordered by this department, and no compensation is therefore paid. While the officers of the Health of Animals branch test pure bred animals for breeding purposes and milk production sold for export to the United States, owing to the fact that such officers are on the salary list of the department and such testing forms but a portion of their duties, the expenditure in connection with the same cannot be accurately arrived at.

Tuberculin is supplied free to owners making application to the department and complying with certain specified conditions. This tuberculin is prepared in the biological laboratory of the department, is of a uniform potency, its present manufacture costing less than one-third of that of the commercial product.

During the years 1904 to 1908, inclusive, tuberculin has been issued from the biological laboratory as follows:

Doses.

1904- 5

3,1451905- 6

1,9671906- 7

3,4301907- 8

5,935

14,477

doses at an approximate cost of $900.

Experiments have been conducted during the years 1907 and 1908 in the application of the open air treatment to a number of cattle known to be affected with tuberculosis, though not in an advanced stage, with a view to ascertaining to what extent it may be possible to cure the malady or at least check its progress. With this end in view a number of animals so affected have teen kept on an experiment station in the vicinity of Ottawa, at an approximate cost of:

For year ending-

March 31, 1907 $4,727 69

March 31, 1908 3,252 31

These experiments have not yet been concluded.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS-EXPENDITURE.
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INSPECTORS OF CANNING FACTORIES.


Mr. MARSHALL-by Mr. Taylor-asked: 1. How many inspectors of factories, canning fruits and vegetables, are appointed for the several provinces; what are their names and what salary does each receive? 2. How many inspectors of meat canning establishments are appointed for Ontario, and what are their names and the salary of each?


LIB

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture): (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   INSPECTORS OF CANNING FACTORIES.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-OUTSIDE SERVICE AT OTTAWA.

CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER asked:

What is the name, position and salary of each clerk or other employee on the outside service of the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa who received increase of salary on and after April 1, 1908; what is the amount of the increase or increases, the date on which it was granted, the date it became effective and the date or dates on which these increases were paid, and date of appointment?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-OUTSIDE SERVICE AT OTTAWA.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture).

In answer to the hon. gentleman, I must say that the return would be so voluminous that I would prefer that he put his question on the Order Paper in the form of a notice of motion, and I will bring down the information.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-OUTSIDE SERVICE AT OTTAWA.
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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I wish to call the minister's attention to this fact, that when he brings down the return in answer to a Notice of Motion, it is not available to all the members of the House. If the information is given as an answer to a question, as was the case in the Department of the Minister of the Interior, it is put in the 'Hansard' and every member of the House is immediately seized of the information. So if it is not more trouble to the minister -I do not see that it would be-it would be a great convenience to the House if it were given in answer to a question.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-OUTSIDE SERVICE AT OTTAWA.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

Then I will say that on Friday I will ask to have it put into the 'Hansard.' But I could not undertake to read the whole thing over.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE-OUTSIDE SERVICE AT OTTAWA.
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL FARMING STATIONS.

LIB

Mr. LAPOINTE asked:

Liberal

1. Where does the Department of Agriculture intend to establish the new experimental farming stations, for which a credit of $30,000 is asked in the estimates of 1909-10, under the number 52?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW EXPERIMENTAL FARMING STATIONS.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture).

1. A portion of this vote will be used to complete the establishment of the Experimental Station at Rosthern, Saskatchewan. It has not yet been decided where the balance will be expended.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NEW EXPERIMENTAL FARMING STATIONS.
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LIB

MILITIA DEPARTMENT-ARMOURIES.

CON

Mr. SAMUEL SHARPE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. How many officers of the Militia Department in Ontario supply at their own expense armouries for storing the property of the gov-vernment ?

2. Has the government any settled policy in regard to supplying armouries at company headquarters of infantry regiments? If not, why not?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-ARMOURIES.
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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence):

1. None. There are, however, 188 commanding officers of the squadrons or companies in Ontario, who are paid an allowance for the care of arms, and who are required to provide out of that allowance the necessary accommodation for the storage of arms, equipment and clothing issued to them in their capacity as commanding officers.

2. It is the policy of the government to eventually provide armouries at headquarters of companies or units, but in carrying out this policy it is necessary to have regard to the needs of the different localities and to the parliamentary appropriation available for new armouries.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MILITIA DEPARTMENT-ARMOURIES.
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QUARANTINE BUILDINGS AT GRETNA.

CON

Mr. WM. H. SHARPE asked:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What was the total cost of the quarantine buildings at Gretna, in Manitoba?

2. What was the price of the land for the said building, and from whom was the land bought ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   QUARANTINE BUILDINGS AT GRETNA.
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February 10, 1909