April 5, 1909

REPORT PRESENTED.


The Department of Trade and Commerce for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1908. Part II, Trade of Foreign Countries and Treaties and Conventions.-Rt. hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier.


COMMERCIAL FEEDING STUFFS.

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Hon. WM@

TEMPLEMAN (Minister ot Inland Revenue) moved for leave to introduce a Bill (No. 127) respecting Commercial Feeding Stuffs. He said: This Bill proposes to deal with feeding stuffs for domestic animals. There is no law dealing with these substances other than indirectly. The Bill runs pretty much along the line of another Bill now on the Order

Paper dealing with agriculture fertilizers. It is proposed to compel manufacturers of commercial feeding stuffs to register and sell their products under a number given by the Inland Revenue Department, and to put upon the packages the guaranteed analyses of the contents of the food sold, thus creating to some extent, a standard by which the manufacturers of these foodstuffs will sell and affording the purchaser some guarantee of the genuineness of the article bought. The Bill is believed to be very much in the interests of the purchaser and has been approved by agricultural associations and others interested.

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CON

John Dowsley Reid

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. D. REID (Grenville).

Do I understand that other cattle foods than bran or shorts must have branded on the package the contents showing exactly what the mixture is made of? Farmers complain that when they buy bran, instead of getting pure bran, sweepings and other stuff are mixed with it, so that the purchaser does not know what he is buying.

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LIB

William Templeman (Minister of Mines; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Liberal

Mr. TEMPLEMAN.

The Bill covers the point raised by the hon. member. It relates to any article offered for sale for the feeding of domestic animals, including those claimed to possess medicinal as well as nutritive properties. Hay, straw, roots, the ordinary meals of wheat, rye, barley, oats or corn, and also bran or middlings of any of these grains sold separately, must be genuinely what they profess to be, and must not be mixed.

Motion agreed to and Bill read the first time.

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INQUIRIES FOR RETURNS.

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Hon. GEO E.@

FOSTER (North Toronto;. Before the orders of the day are called, I would ask the Minister of Finance (Mr. Fielding) if he will hurry down the returns ordered by the House with respect to loans since .Tanuary X, 1907?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING.

Minister of Finance). If not to-day, I think they will be ready to-morrow without fail.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I would like to have it before the Easter holidays.

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

I think it will be ready.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

I understood from the Minister of Militia and Defence (Sir Frederick Borden) when I asked about the return of the armouries, that it was practically ready. But I do not find that it has been brought down. I would like to get it also before the Easter holidays.

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Hon. S@

I said that, so far as my department was concerned, it wan ready, awaiting the principal part, which comes from the Department of Public Works.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

Am I right in thinking that the government have taken Mondays?

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

That resolution will be introduced to-morrow.

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CON

George Eulas Foster

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER.

If that resolution were introduced to-morrow and carried, and were made the rule for the first Monday thereafter, we might get at the motions to-day, and there are a number of motions which would be unopposed. There are also certain orders on the paper that some members would like to drop. It might be possible for the government to take unopposed motions before private Bills, with the consent of the House.

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LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER.

I think we will come to motions presently. I do not think there are any contentious private Bills. But we will consult the convenience of the House with regard to it..

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AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE.

CON

Uriah Wilson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. URIAH WILSON.

I desire to call the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to the fact that the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Colonization last year has not been distributed. I think it is very important we should have it.

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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. FISHER.

The evidence of each officer is generally taken and distributed. I do not remember that they were all bound together.

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April 5, 1909