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.