Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia) moved
the second reading of Bill No. 362, to amend the Canada Grain Act (right of producer to sell or store grain subject to sample grade).
He said: Mr. Speaker, I wish to bring this bill to the attention of the house at this time
Canada Grain Act
because I feel that section 112 of the Canada Grain Act as producers have known it in the past is of great importance, and because recent statements and opinions by members of the board of grain commissioners have, to say the least, cast some doubt upon the interpretation of this section and upon whether producers are protected in the way they had thought for many years.
The amendment proposed in this bill would spell out in clear terms the right of a producer to deliver his grain to an elevator and, in case of a dispute with the elevator agent, be guaranteed the right to choose either to take a storage ticket or an interim cash ticket. We had considerable discussion on this question in the agriculture committee and at times the opinions expressed by the different commissioners were in conflict one with the other and seemed to cast doubt on section 112 as we understood it.
Subtopic: PROVISION TO SELL OR STORE GRAIN SUBJECT TO SAMPLE GRADE