Hon. E. F. Whelan (Minister of Agriculture):
Canadian Dairy Commission maintains the information required to answer this part of the question in confidence. The release of this information could infringe upon the right of privacy of the producer as it could form the basis of determining income or establishing a mailing list of all milk producers. However, the total production by province is as follows:
Million hundredweights of milk
Prince Edward Island 1.37 1.53Nova Scotia .84 1.06New Brunswick .68 .68Quebec 47.13 55.61Ontario 29.83 36.13Manitoba 4.13 4.37Saskatchewan 2.29 2.44Alberta 6.51 7.44British Columbia 2.74 3.54Canada 95.52 112.80
2. The allocation of market quotas to producers is the responsibility of the provincial milk marketing boards and the information is not available to the commission.
Subtopic: QUESTIONS ON THE ORDER PAPER
Sub-subtopic: MILK SUBSIDIES AND MARKET QUOTAS