June 5, 1941

NAT
LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

It will be spent in the province of Quebec. We had an agreement with them prior to the war under which we were to spend $300,000 a year, the Quebec government a similar amount, and those who had the equipment undertook to spend a similar amount to change over from the equipment used for making maple sugar and maple syrup. Lead poisoning got into the maple sugar and maple syrup from the equipment which had been used. It had a lead cover on it to prevent rust, and the Americans were refusing to take this product unless we undertook to change the equipment. Accordingly we made this agreement with the Quebec

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government, we paying one-third, they paying one-third, and the persons interested, one-third. This year they did not wish to spend the amount that we were providing, and we cut it down to $75,000.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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Item agreed to. Progress reported. At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Friday, June 6, 1941.


June 5, 1941