On the Orders of the Day:
Mr. D. M. KENNEDY (Peace River!: I
wish to call the attention of the Minister of Agriculture to an article which appeared in
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the Toronto Mail and Empire of March 17, 1927. I shall read about ten lines from this article and then base a question upon it. The article is headed, " Hog grading system likely to be changed," and it goes on to say:
An important change in the hog grading system which has prevailed in Canada for the past five years may be made, as result of altered conditions. The Dominion government has been asked to call a conference of the men who went into the matter in 1921, to discuss the whole problem and work out a solution once more. This fact was made known by S. E. Todd, secretary treasurer of the Council of Canadian Meat Packers, who yesterday addressed the legislature's standing committee on agriculture.
My question is, has Mr. Todd, secretary of the Packers council been given authority to announce the federal policy in this matter before agricultural committees in other provinces?