June 17, 1922

CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I was just wondering whether the term "meat" was the proper one to use. The bill seems to deal entirely with fish?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

This expression has always been used in all the acts governing this matter. The only change in this particular section is that the word "shellfish" is added to fish.

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CON

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TOLMIE:

In connection with the enforcement of a similar act in regard to abattoirs, where meat is slaughtered for interprovincial trade or for export, the inspectors are carefully trained men who have to pass a special examination so as to ensure their being very thoroughly qualified for the work. What steps are proposed to be taken to ensure that these fishery inspectors shall be similarly qualified?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I may say to my hon. friend that the department of Marine and Fisheries has nothing to do with abattoirs. The Meat and Canned Foods Act applies to the department of Marine and Fisheries only in so far as fish and shellfish are concerned.

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CON

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TOLMIE:

The minister did not quite understand my question. I stated that in the case of a similar act applying to abattoirs, where animals are slaughtered for export or interprovincial trade, fully qualified inspectors are employed. What I want to know is, what steps the minister proposes taking to ensure that the inspectors to be placed in charge of this important work will be fully qualified?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

We have no special rule as to that. I am afraid, though, that

Meat and Canned Foods

the Civil Service Commission will have to appoint those men.

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CON

Simon Fraser Tolmie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TOLMIE:

I presume they will have to pass a certain examination?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I suppose so, in geography and arithmetic.

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Section agreed to. On section 2-Governor in Council may exempt export goods from labelling:


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

It seems to me that the minister in this case is showing a very great interest in the Marking Act, and is extending its provisions considerably.

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

No, not at all. This provision exists in the act.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

I apologize

to the minister. He is merely endorsing the policy of the Marking Act.

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Section agreed to. On section 5-Regulations fixing varieties and grades of British Columbia salmon.


CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is there any change at all in paragraph 12e? Is that covered by the statute and Order in Council?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

It is giving the names of the various kinds of salmon-

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

But it was statutory before?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Yes.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Is the minister not feeling nervous about departing from the -very proper thing called the statute, and leaving the whole business to Order in Council?

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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Minister of Marine and Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Oh, no, it is a question of regulation. It may certainly come under the power of the Governor in Council, but we are not intending to legislate, as was done, formerly, by Order in Council. It is a mere question of administration and regulation. Surely my hon. friend sees that.

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CON

Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir HENRY DRAYTON:

Previously

the statute said that such and such salmon were in such a class. That all goes by the board, and, in future, these poor salmon will be designated as the Government sees fit to designate them, by Order in Council.

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June 17, 1922