Mr. T. W. CALDWELL (Victoria and Carle-ton) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 52, to amend the Act to Regulate the Sale and Inspection of Root Vegetables.
He said: This amendment is not designed to change the act in any way; it is simply to add to it the following clause as section 14A:
An inspection certificate signed by an official inspector, appointed under this act, shall be prima facia evidence of the grade and condition of the root vegetables or packages to which the said certificate may refer.
In the bill that was passed last year-and it was on the whole a very good bill-this clause did not appear, that is, a provision making an inspector's certificate evidence of the grade. I have conferred with the minister and the officials who have charge of the enforcement of the act, and they agree that this provision should be made.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.