Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 117, to amend the Natural Products Marketing Act, 1934.
He said: Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to make four amendments to the Natural Products Marketing Act. The first amendment is to change the definition of the expression "natural product" so that it will include pulp and paper, and other forest products. The second amendment is to provide for a system of providing loans to local boards in their early stage of operation before funds are available. The third is to make provision for 'the equalization of returns between two or more closely related products, and the fourth has to do with expediting proof of origin of a product.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.