May 14, 1920

UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

This is our contribution to the International Institute of Agriculture at Rome. This institute has its headquarters at Rome, and its object is to gather information in regard to agriculture from various parts of the world. By subscribing to it we aTe able to keep in close touch with the world's agriculture and to apply the information which we receive in that way toi the benefit of the farmers in this country.

Mr. MiORPHY: Who is in charge of that institute?

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

Mr. Doherty is the Canadian representative.

For the development of the livestock industry. $900,000.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think it is understood that the minister would allow two or three items to remain over for discussion on a subsequent occasion. There are only a couple of items of his Estimates left now and I think he might let them stand.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think my hon. friend had Ibetter hold this one; it is one of the largest.

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

Very well.

To enforce the Seed Act, to test seed for farmers and seed merchants, to encourage the production and use of superior seeds and to encourage the production of farm and garden crops, $225,000.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

There is an increase of $25,000 here; perhaps the minister would explain the reason.

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

We have opened a new

seed laboratory in Winnipeg, and there are also increased expenses that are affecting all departments this year. This is perhaps one of the most important branches in the whole department. I think I explained

this afternoon that it handled seed during the war through what is known as the Seed Commission created to meet the situation during the war period. It handled over $12,000,000 worth of business, showing a small profit on running expenses.

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Thomas Alexander Crerar

Unionist (Liberal)

Mr. CRERAR:

There is an item on page 8 which has to do with the Agricultural Department-item 15-and which I think we might dispose of to-night.

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

That item relates to civil government. We have not yet had the details in regard to civil government, and I might take advantage of this opportunity to point out to hon. gentlemen opposite that we expect to get detailed information in regard to the Civil Service classification before going on with civil government Estimates.

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UNION

Charles Joseph Doherty (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Unionist

Mr. DOHERTY:

We hope to be in a

position to furnish that information soon.

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

I think we had better

take up resolution 139 on page 38: Experimental Farms-New buildings and improvements, renewals and repairs, etc., in connection with existing buildings, fittings,

etc $200,000 00

Flags for Dominion public buildings 5,00000

Dominion public buildings-Generally 30,000 00

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

buildings 50*0,000 00

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

This resolution is divided into four items. I think it had better stand; it has reference to the Royal Mounted Police.

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

As the item says, it is for new buildings, improvements, renewals and repairs to old buildings on all farms.

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UNION

Simon Fraser Tolmie (Minister of Agriculture)

Unionist

Mr. TOLMIE:

Yes. They are: Central

Farm, $53,235; Charlottetown, $6,450; Kent-ville, $8,600; Nappan, $6,500; Fredericton, $5,500; St. Anne de la Pocatiere, $8,750; Cap Rouge, $15,250; Lennoxville, $9,200; Morden, $9,150; Brandon, $12,900; Indian Head, $3,700; Rosthern, $5,600; Scott, $5,100; Lethbridge, $16,065; Lacombe, $5,400; Summerland, $17,150; Invermere, $1,950; Agassiz, $3,200; and Sydney, $6,300. First item agreed to, resolution stands. Resolutions reported.

On the motion of Rt. Hon. Mr. Doherty the House adjourned at 11.45 p.m.

Monday, May 17, 1920.

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