May 16, 1938

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

Well, were not the vegetables shipped there and then transhipped again, rebilled?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The apples were shipped directly to the point and unloaded there. Of course, they had to move cars from one point to another; there might be a car and a half required at one particular point, and then a half car would go on to the next point. Vegetables were handled in very much the same way. The fruit and vegetables had to be got out before the frost, and were distributed to the local points. In so far as cheese, beans and fish were concerned, it was seldom that a carload of any one of them was required at any one point. Those were shipped to Regina, unloaded and repacked in cars in the quantities required at each point, then reshipped to that point and distributed there.

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

The idea I had was that

when there were fifty-three carloads of cheese and 101 carloads of fish, they might have been shipped, or some of them, directly to points like Weyburn and Swift Current and there distributed, instead of being unloaded at Regina and reshipped or parcelled. Some of the cheese, I understand, was cut into smaller parcels at Regina. I thought they might have had some system of billing in transit like they have for flour, and so on. Possibly that would have saved freight because local freight would be charged from Regina to other points. A great deal of it could have been shipped to and handled at the larger centres like Weyburn and Swift Current.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

This was all inquired

into at the time. The man we had in charge was a gentleman who had previously been in charge of Simpson's mail order business. We secured the assistance, by loan from the Canadian National Railways, of a freight man, and from the Canadian Pacific Railway, of another freight man.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Yes. These officials

took charge of the whole administration and distribution. I think it is generally admitted that a very good job was made of the distribution itself.

Export Rate on Flour

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

How many warehouses, apart from the railway companies' warehouses, were used in Regina for distributing this stuff?

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James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I understand only one warehouse was used in Regina. I would not be absolutely certain of that, but I think there was only the one.

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Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Carried?

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

No; it is not carried, Mr. Chairman.

Item stands.

Progress reported.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Tuesday, May 17, 1938


May 16, 1938