February 4, 1937

IMPORTED CLOVER SEED-COLOUR REGULATIONS

LIB

Mr. BERTRAND (Prescott):

Liberal

1. When and why were staining regulations on imported red clover seeds established?

2. Why was it recently removed from seed imported from British Isles and New Zealand?

3. Was there any official request made by British government for removal of such staining regulations?

4. At whose request were these changes made.

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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. In 1923 colour regulations were applied to imported southern grown red clover seed.

In 1926 the seed importation regulations were amended to provide for the colouring of imported red clover seed grown in the United States 1 per cent orange, all other countries 1 per cent green, except red clover seed from southern countries such as Italy, Africa or part of Turkestan, which was required to be coloured 10 per cent red.

In 1928 the colour for imported red clover seed grown in the United States was changed from orange to navy blue.

These colour regulations were established as a result of plot tests conducted by the dominion agrostologist showing that red clover seed grown in southern countries was not sufficiently winter hardy to withstand Canadian climatic conditions, while red clover seed groivn in countries with climatic conditions similar to those of Canada were quite or nearly as winter hardy as Canadian-grown seed.

2. Colour regulations were recently removed from imported red clover seed grown in Great Britain and New Zealand on the recommendation of the advisory board under the seeds act. It was represented that no similar requirement is made by these countries when seed is exported from Canada, and that, since our export trade in alsike, red clover and other kinds of seed is of considerable volume and value, the same treat-

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ment as received by us should be extended to these countries. It was also pointed out that red clover seed originating in Great Britain and New Zealand is of about comparable value to Canadian-grown seed in respect to winter hardiness, and is relatively free from many objectionable impurities now common to Canadian-grown seed; that in a year when there is a surplus Canadian production, seed imports will not be required, but when there is a shortage, imports must be made to supplement domestic production. Under these conditions serious market competition need not be feared.

3. No.

4. The British and Canadian Seed Trade.

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OLD AGE PENSIONERS, NEW BRUNSWICK.

CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

What is the number receiving old age pensions in the province of New Brunswick under the following headings: (a) pension of

$20; (b) over $15 and less than $20; (c) over $10 and including $15; (d) over $5 and including $10; (e) $5 and under?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

I should like to point out to the hon. member who has asked this question that a great deal of detailed work is required to answer it. Old age pensions are administered by each of the provinces, which make returns to the federal government, of course, in order to justify the payment of the federal government proportion. To answer a question such as this involves a complete examination of every name, because the returns are not classified in the manner in which the question is asked. I would ask my hon. friend to allow the question to stand to-day and to give consideration to a possible amendment of it with a view to making the reply easier and less expensive.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONERS, NEW BRUNSWICK.
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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

This question was partly answered the other day.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Yes.

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CON

Alfred Johnson Brooks

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BROOKS:

I assume it can be answered along the same lines as the question that was answered the other day with reference to those receiving twenty dollars.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONERS, NEW BRUNSWICK.
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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

If it is insisted upon it will be answered.

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Subtopic:   OLD AGE PENSIONERS, NEW BRUNSWICK.
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HEALTH OF ANIMALS BRANCH-DOCTOR DUNBAR

SC

Mr. NEEDHAM:

Social Credit

1. Has Dr. Dunbar, V.S., Melfort, Saskatchewan. been appointed to the staff of the Health of Animals branch?

2. If so, is the appointment permanent or temporary?

3. How often did he take an oral or written examination to qualify for a position on the staff of the Health of Animals branch?

4. What were the dates of these examinations? _

5. What marks did he obtain in each case?

6. What marks were necessary to qualify for the position sought?

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Subtopic:   HEALTH OF ANIMALS BRANCH-DOCTOR DUNBAR
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LIB

Mr. GARDINER: (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

1. Yes.

2. Temporary, part-time.

3. Twice.

4. April 24, 1928; August 2, 1933.

5. 28-2 per cent and 46 per cent, respectively.

6. 70 per cent.

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ENLISTMENTS IN 22ND BATTALION

LIB

Mr. POULIOT:

Liberal

1. Who are the young men from the county of Temiseouata who have been recommended for enrolment in the 22nd regiment at the citadel of Quebec since October, 1935?

2. Upon what dates did the Department of National Defence receive these applications or recommendations ?

3. How many of these young men have been enlisted in the 22nd battalion?

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LIB

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver): (Minister of National Defence)

Liberal

1. A. Leblanc, Cabano, 23-11-35; G. Breton, Cabano, 25-1-36; R. Laplante, Cabano, 13-3-36;

S. Ouellet, Ste. Rose du Degele, 13-3-36; W. Beaulieu, Riviere du Loup, 6-3-36; G. Boucher, Cabano, 4-4-36; C. Gagnon, St. Jean de Dieu, 12-1-37.

2. On dates as stated against the names in the preceding answer.

3. A. Leblanc.

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TELEPHONE LINES, MATAPEDIA-MATANE

LIB

Arthur-Joseph Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE (Matapedia-Matane):

Will the telephone lines constructed in Matapedia-Matane during the fall of 1935, and not in operation at the present time, be put into operation, and, if so, when?

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LIB

Pierre-Joseph-Arthur Cardin (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Mr. CARDIN:

It is expected that the telephone lines built in the Matapedia-Matane constituency in the fall of 1935 will be placed in operation as soon as satisfactory co-operation is forthcoming from the municipalities in which these lines extend. This matter is now being dealt with by the public service commission of Quebec and it is not known how soon a definite settlement will be arrived at.

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SHIPPIGAN, N.B., POSTMASTER

February 4, 1937