Who determines these
qualifications? I quite agree with the hon. member for York-Sunbury (Mr. Hanson) that sometimes qualifications are prescribed which are absolutely non-essential. We are getting too far into this academic business. The minister suggested this afternoon that when men found they could not get very much pay in certain lines of activity they took up other professions or occupations. There are members of other professions-engineers, lawyers and doctors-who are not half as well paid as some of the so-called agricultural experts with which the minister and previous ministers, backed up by the Civil Service Commission, have been filling the country. We have too many people who are faddists and we have too many fads. I have no reason whatever to set myself up as an expert in agricultural matters, because I am not; I know very little about it. But I can get any number of practical farmers in the county of Hants who will teach him and a whole lot of his experts a good many things, in spite of their academic qualifications.