March 4, 1952

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Any stock that was shipped out, as I said in my statement, was checked through to its destination.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I do not believe the names of farmers should be placed on the record if it is possible to keep them off. But I should like to know where the stock went that was shipped out alive.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

It was all checked through to its destination, wherever that destination was.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Can I get that information?

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Yes, but you cannot get the information from me at the moment.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

We have a big staff of officials.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

That is all right, but I am not sure that they can give it to the hon. member.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

They should be able to give it.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

No, they should not.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Yes, they should.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

The assurance is that they were traced right through to wherever they

did go, and it was shown that there is no evidence to indicate that they carried the disease.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

Can I get the information as to where they were shipped?

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Yes, in due course.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

We had enough trouble with margarine. We do not want to have those cattle shipped out there.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Is the committee satisfied that the names be not put on the record?

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. Coldwell:

Let the document be tabled.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

After we are through with it here, yes.

I believe I have given most of the information asked for last night, if not all of it. If there are any other inquiries, I would say that I have with me my three officials who are closest to the whole matter, and they will be able to give me answers to any questions which may be asked in this connection.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

Were precautions taken to find out exactly from what farms those three cattle came to the Burns feed lot?

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

My information is that there were about eighty animals in this feed lot. It would require very close examination of all the records back for a number of weeks, and possibly extending into months. I think hon. members understand what a feed lot is, associated with a packing plant. The animals are brought in, but some of them are not fit for slaughter. They are fed and brought to the point where they can be slaughtered. Sometimes it takes weeks, and sometimes it may run into a couple of months. However, it was three of those animals. Up to the present time I am not in a position, and neither is any other person, to state exactly where those three animals came from. An effort has been made to trace them.

That information, if it were available at all, would be with the Burns company. Up to date that company has not been able to give us that information. We have been in telephone communication with them today a number of times.

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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PC

Gordon Graydon

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Graydon:

May I ask why some move was not made before today to find out from the Burns company exactly where those cattle came from?

Topic:   ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES
Subtopic:   PROVISION FOR CONTROL AND EXTIRPATION OF FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE
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March 4, 1952