Hon. Sir LOMER GOUIN (Minister of Justice) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 109 (from the Senate), to amend The Criminal Code with respect to Publication of Evidence in Marriage or Divorce Proceedings.
(Leader of the Official Opposition)
1. There are at present in the province of British Columbia 25 customs warehouses for storage of intoxicating liquor in bond, 9 of which, however are inactive.
There are 3 licenses for excise bonded liquor warehouses in force at present.
2. None of the customs or excise bonded liquor warehouses at present in force in British Columbia wer.j authorized prior to 1920. The Provincial Government Vendor had been granted a customs bonded warehouse at Vancouver prior to 1920, but this bond now stands in the name of the Provincial Government Liquor Control Board.
3. A customs bonded warehouse for storage of intoxicating liquor is only granted upon unconditional consent of provincial authorities and remains in force until cancelled by the minister for cause or withdrawal of provincial consent.
License for an excise liquor bonded warehouse is granted under similar conditions for a period not extending beyond fiscal year in which granted, but may be renewed with consent of provincial authorities, and is subject to cancellation for any infraction of the Inland Revenue Act.
1. How long has the present system of condemnation insurance been in vogue in Canada?
2. Is the per cent dockage the same for both cattle and swine?
3. Is the per cent dockage the same for all parts of Canada ?
4. Is it the same for cattle and swine of all ages?
5. What data have been collected to ascertain whether the amount of dockage collected is greater or less than the losses sustained because of condemnation?
6. What data have been collected to determine whether or not disease is more prevalent among cattle over 5 years old than among those under 5?
7. How is the loss sustained because of condemnation arrived at ?
8. Have any data been collected with a view to ascertaining the average amount of salvage from a condemned carcase?
9. If so what is the approximate ratio of the salvage to the first cost of the live animal?
10. Is it the purpose of the system of condemnation insurance in vogue in Canada to reimburse the butchers for animals condemned whether the ailment for which the animal is condemned is visible to the buyer or not?
11. In what countries other than Canada, is a flat rate of dockage collected regardless of age, class, or point of origin of the animals?
12. What is the custom in Great Britain with respect to these matters?
1. Since 1907 or thereabouts when inspection of meats first become operative in Can-dian packing plants. [DOT]
2. The tax works out at i of 1 per cent on both cattle and swine. At Toronto cows
are docked 50 cents per head other cattle 20 cents and shop hogs J of 1 per cent.
3. Yes. It works out at \ of 1 per cent.
5. Understand that the packers have collected some data.
7. Information available from the packers.
9. Information available from the packers.
10. It may not be the purpose but it is the effect.
11. No information.
12. No information.
Note.-This is an insurance practice adopt ed by the packers and the trade generallj at the stock yards to protect themselves against loss from diseased animals which disease is only revealed on post mortem examination. If it were abolished by law as it could be it is feared that it would only result in buyers reducing their bids by a greater amount than that now charged the producer on account of this condemnation insurance.