May 23, 1938

CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

This increase is in connection with administration, which I take to be largely at the head office here. One would have thought that increased activities through the country might have been carried on very largely under the same organization.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Of course there is a limit to the amount of work which an administrative staff can do. When you add services you naturally have to add more or less to the administrative staff. If there is more investigation going on, it makes more work for stenographers and clerks.

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CON

Hugh Alexander Stewart

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STEWART:

Under this item we might discuss almost any activity of the department. As I have intimated, there are perhaps some hon. members who may wish to ask questions, who are not prepared to go on to-night. If

Supply-Agriculture-Publicity

the minister would agree that under some of the items which he has kindly consented to allow to stand we might discuss any matter which would properly come under this item of departmental administration, I understand some sort of undertaking was given on one of the main estimates that an item might be left open for that purpose.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

There was an undertaking given on the main estimates that opportunity would be given to discuss all matters having to do with relief and those things particularly relating to the drought area in the west. That will all come under the special estimates. I had not intended to-night to proceed with the special estimates. If it would meet with the approval of the committee, though I do not think we shall reach it tonight, when we reach item No. 502, which is for $76,700 and which concerns buildings all the way across Canada in the different branches of the department, at that time there might be a discussion of anything at all in the department. Perhaps that would be satisfactory.

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Item agreed to. Publicity and extension division-further amount required, $5,640.


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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

I see two appointments shown at page 24 of the estimates. Are these new appointments?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Yes; these are both new positions.

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George Halsey Perley

Mr. PERLEY:

Where do they carry on their publicity work?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

They are what are called publicity editors. Their duties will be carried on in the main building here. Their work is chiefly to prepare printed literature to be distributed.

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

In pamphlet form?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Yes.

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

Not articles to the press?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Well, there will be articles to the press in connection with agriculture generally, but also pamphlets.

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CCF

Angus MacInnis

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. MacINNIS:

How has this work been done in the past?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

There has been a certain amount of it done, but it is a growing activity in the department and two additional men are required for it.

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CON

Thomas Alfred Thompson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMPSON:

How is the mailing list for these publications prepared?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Of course I do not know when the nucleus of the list was established in the department; I assume that was many years ago. The list is made up of officials of agricultural organizations, those connected with agricultural colleges, individuals who belong to agricultural associations or societies that hold exhibitions here and there across the country, and a great many people who apply from time to time to have their names placed on the mailing list in order to obtain different publications of the department. A list has been built up gradually, and from time to time it is revised in order to strike off the names of those who may have died or moved elsewhere, or to insert the names of new officials of different organizations.

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CON

Grote Stirling

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STIRLING:

With regard to the articles which appear in the press and which are sent out by the department-I am thinking principally of the weekly press across Canada-does the government pay for the space when it is desired to have such articles appear in -the weekly press?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

No; the space in the

weekly press is not paid for when anything in the nature of news is sent out. Space is paid for only when advertising is carried on.

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CON

George James Tustin

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. TUSTIN:

Are there to be new publications sent out, or are we to continue with just the publications we have now?

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May 23, 1938