48. The board may appoint, for any division or district, as a grain standards board, such number of fit and skilful persons as it deems necessary, for the purpose of establishing such commercial grades and of choosing samples of such grades to be the standards therefor; and the appointment of such persons by the beard shall be held to be permanent and effective until superseded and replaced by other appointments by the board for that purpose.
2. The persons so apointed shall select and establish only the standards found necessary, to be designated as commercial standards; and in the inspection of all grain other than that subject to be graded as commercial grade, the inspectors shall be governed by the .grades established by this act.
From what I understand, it seems that we follow a rather peculiar pro-;edure here. I think under section 32 the chief inspector is supposed each year to select samples of the different grades of grain, to be known as the official standards. When we come to the commercial grades we have a board composed of about fifteen persons, some of whom, I suppose, have a knowledge of the grain trade, others possibly are growing grain, but so far as I know there are no technical men on this standards board. If all the commercial grades are to be set by
this grain standards board it is certainly one of the most important questions we have to take care of in the act. How are these persons to be appointed?
I would suggest that the inspectors at Calgary, Edmonton, Moose Jaw, or any of the other points, should 6 p.m. be members of this grain standards board, for I think they know more about the building up of proper samples on which the grain for the season should be graded than many of the present members of that board.
On motion of MV. Mackenzie King the House adjourned at six o'clock.