February 15, 1935

CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

They would have

to pay their own expenses.

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LIB
LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

I would like to direct another question to the minister. When the hon. member for Weyburn was asking him with regard to taking this vote, the minister said that it would be taken by officials of the department. Are they permanent officials or officials appointed by the government from the department for that purpose?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Regular officials,

permanent or temporary, but officials on the regular staff not appointed for this work alone.

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LIB
CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

They are in the

live stock branch, either the poultry division or other divisions. It was felt that they would be the fairest body to handle the vote.

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CON

James J. Donnelly

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DONNELLY:

The minister said that $20,000 was sent to Saskatchewan for the poultry pool. In connection with the men who were around the country promoting or talking about this part of the scheme to the poultry producers, are their wages paid out of this $20,000?

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CON
CON
CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

We do not know. We understand the majority of them are giving their time free.

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CON

James J. Donnelly

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DONNELLY:

I understand they are receiving four dollars a day and all expenses.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Not out of this

money.

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CON

James J. Donnelly

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. DONNELLY:

The impression in the country is that this is to be taken out of the $20,000. That is why I asked the minister whether their expenses and wages are being taken from the $20,000 for the marketing scheme. Where do they get their wages and expenses?

Mr. WEIR Melfort): They do not get any wages. They do get travelling expenses and also money will be used to pay for halls, and so forth.

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IS, 1935


Supply-Agriculture


LIB

John Vallance

Liberal

Mr. VALLANCE:

Under this scheme what percentage of the producers have to vote in favour of it in order to make it operative?

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

That is a responsibility that I have to take and it has not been felt advisable to set any definite figure.

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LIB
CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

Not yet. This is the first vote of this kind that has been taken, and when the result has been submitted and considered fully, the responsibility will rest on me to decide whether I think the scheme has been sufficiently supported to warrant putting it into effect, because no scheme could be operative unless it had a very considerable support. During the debate in the committee in the house on this act I stated that I felt there had to be a very considerable majority vote for this scheme, otherwise it would be useless to attempt to enforce it.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG:

Does that mean that when the ballots are counted, the minister will decide what majority is required?

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February 15, 1935