On motion of Hon. T. A. Crerar (Minister of Agriculture), the House went into committee on the following proposed resolution; Mr. Boivin in the Chair:
Resolved, That it is expedient to amend The Meat and Canned Hoods Act, chapter twenty-seven of the Statutes of 1907, and to provide that an establishment a® defined in the said Act shall include any abattoir, packing house or other premises in which any food or food product whiah may be named by the Governor in Council is prepared for food for export or is stored for export; and that all fish, fruit or vegetables, or products thereof, or any food or food products which may be named' by the Governor in Council, used' in any establishment where these articles are prepared for export, shall be sound, wholesome and fit for food; and any such articles or products found in the said establishment unsound or unwholesome shall be confiscated' and destroyed in such manner as may be provided by the regulations ; and also that no person shall offer or accept for export or import, or shall export or import any articles subject to inspection unless the requirements regarding inspection and marking have been complied with in
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respect to such 'articles, and every person offering any carcass, or portion or product thereof, or fruit or vegetable, or products thereof, or food or food products named by the Governor in Council, for export or import, or exporting or importing such carcass, portion or product, or any fruit or vegetable, or products thereof, or food or food products named by the Governor in Council, shall furnish such proof as is required' by the regulations as to whether the articles so offered for export or import, or exported or imported, are subject to inspection or not; and, further, that no carcass or portion of product thereof intended for food shall be imported into Canada unless proof satisfactory to the Minister accompany it that the same has passed Government inspection in the country of origin, and any such carcass or portion or product thereof imported into Canada shall he subject to such further inspection, and shall confirm to such requirements as the-Governor in Council may by regulation prescribe; and that no fruit or vegetables or products thereof, or food or food-products which may be named by the Governor in Council, shall be Imported into Canada or exported from Canada, unless the same conform to such requirements as the Governor in Council may by regulation prescribe; and that any carcass or portion or product thereof, or fruit or vegetable or products thereof, or food or food product, that does not conform to the requirements of sucih regulations shall, upofi condemnation by any inspector, he forfeit to His Majesty, and may be disposed of as the Minister may direct; and, further, that no article subject to inspection shall be offered or sold for export or import, or exported or imported, under any name intended or calculated to deceive as to its true nature; and that no package containing any article subject to inspection shall be marked with any label, brand or mark which falsely represents the quantity or weight or contents of such package; and that n* package containing any article subject to inspection shall be marked with any label, brand or mark which falsely represents the date when the articles or goods contained ^therein were packed.