May 11, 1925

PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

If the standard bushel

was not abolished I cannot see much force in the clause. I think we are making for confusion. If we stick to sixty pounds to the bushel we will work it out all right. If tne purchaser gets a gallon he gets seven and a half pounds, and if he gets a bushel he gets sixty pounds.

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

We are just confirming what we are doing in practice at the present time. The present statutes do not quite confirm the interpretation which we have been putting on the act, and this is to confirm it. I think where an old-established practice has been built up of using a measure, so long as the customer gets what he believes he is buying, it is all right. If you sell by measure without regard to pounds, believe me there is no Irishman in this room who does not know that you can pack the goods in such a way that there will not be a quarter of a bushel in it. There will not be over thirteen pounds in the measure, and that is what we want to avoid.

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Paragraph agreed to. On paragraph (c):


CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

Are the inspectors under

this act a separate group of inspectors for the purpose of administering it?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

This is the Root

and Vegetables Act.

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CON

Henry Herbert Stevens

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEVENS:

In the minister's department he has roots and vegetables, and also eggs. Would it be the same .inspector for the eggs, for instance?

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

This is called the

Root and Vegetable Act, but the same inspector performs both functions.

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CON
LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

Not in the one

branch.

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PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

I think paragraph (c) is worded exactly like an amendment I moved last year that got its first and1 second reading and never became law.

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LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

I think it covers that.

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PRO

Paragraph agreed to. Paragraph (d) agreed to. Fruit Act Amendment



Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Motherwell, thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bi'lil No. 116 to amend the Root Vegetables Act. Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.


FRUIT ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture) moved that the House go into committee to consider the following proposed resolution: That it is expedient to amend the Fruit Act, chapter 15 of the statutes of 1923, by providing,- (a) For the abolition of combination grades of apples, crabapples and pears; (b) That the minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council, may prescribe additional grades for individual kinds of fruit, and prescribe the kinds of fruit to which such grades shall apply; and make such regulations as may be necessary to make effective the proposed provisions, from the date of their publication in the Canada Gazette; (c) That every person who, by himself or through the agency of another person, packs fruit in closed or open packages intended for sale, or who offers for sale or seflls fruit, and quotes or represents such fruit to be of any grade specified in section 3 of the act as amended or regulations made thereunder, shall cause to be shown on the package or on an approved label attached thereto, the grade and other marks required under the act, and in the event of such fruit not complying with the grade mark thus designated, such person shall be guilty of an offence under the provisions of the act. Motion agreed to and t)he House went into committee, Mr. Gordon in tlhe chair.


CON
CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

The combination grade. I think, was init.rodu.cedi some years ago at the request of the fruit growers, they 'believing that it would aid the sale of fruit in the market. It was very soon discovered) that it did not have that effect. There was very little demand in the markets for combination grades and the Canadian Horticultural Council therefore asked the minister if he would be good enough to amend the aict so as to remove the combination grade.

Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Motherwell thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 117 to amend the Fruit Act.

Motion agreed to and bill read the first and second time.

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MEAT AND CANNED FOODS ACT AMENDMENT


Hon. W. R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture) moved the second reading of Bill No. 73, to amend the Meat and Canned Foods Act. C-Mr. Caldwell.]


May 11, 1925