March 31, 1915

OP THE DEBATES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OP THE DOMINION OF CANADA .

FIFTH SESSION-TWELFTH PARLIAMENT


5 GEORGE V., 1915


VOL. CXXI.

COMPRISING THE PERIOD PROM THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH TO THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF APRIL, INCLUSIVE.


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Douse of Commons Debates


OFFICIAL REPORT-REVISED EDITION.


Speaker: Hon. Thomas Simpson Sprotjle. Wednesday March 31, 1915.


QUESTIONS.


[Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk. 1


THE METRIC SYSTEM.

LIB

*Mr. MICHAUD:

Liberal

1. Is it a fact that the Imperial Government has rendered compulsory in Great Britain since January last the use of the metric system of weights and measures for pharmaceutical preparations'?

2. If so, what is the text of the Order in Council putting in force said change?

3. Does the Canadian Government intend to

follow the example of the Imperial Government? ,

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Subtopic:   THE METRIC SYSTEM.
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CON

Mr. BLONDIN: (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. No. The use of the metric system is not compulsory in England, but simply legalized. Recently it has been adopted by the Druggists' Association as the most convenient.

2. Answered by No. 1.

3. The metric system has the same status in Canada as in England. It is legalized after standards adopted by La Convention Internationale du Metre. The metric standards are kept by the Department of Inland Revenue.

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MAPLE SUGAR AND SYRUP.

LIB

William Frederic Kay

Liberal

Mr. KAY:

X. Has the Government taken any steps to enforce the provisions of the Adulteration Act establishing standards for maple sugar and maple syrup, passed in June, 1914?

2. If not, is it the Intention of the Government to take immediate action against infringements of this Act?

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CON

Mr. BLONDIN: (Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. The Act passed in June, 1914, came into force only on the 1st January, 1915, 113

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REVISED


and as important amendments were to be made at the present session, it was deemed advisable to wait a little longer before making investigation as to whether, it was complied with or not. 2. An amendment to the Adulteration Act is at present before Parliament. When this is sanctioned, steps will at once be taken to ascertain whether the Act is being complied with or not, and proceedings taken against any party violating the law.


March 31, 1915