Hon. ROBERT WEIR (Minister of Agriculture) :
In reply to a question asked by the nun. member for 'Macdonald (Mr. Weir) on March 6, I have the following information with reference to the vote on the poultry scheme in the three prairie provinces:
In favour- Per cent Total votesVotes. . . . 12,635 62.5 Poultry. . . 958,064 63.0 Against- Votes. . . . 7,587 37.5 20,222Poultry. . . 563,367 37.0
In favour- Per cent Total votesVotes. . . . 27,749 63.4 Poultry. . . 1,828,692 62.8 Against- Votes. . . . 16,012 36.6 43,761Poultry. . . 1,081,884 37.2
In favour- Per cent Total votesVotes. . . . 6.070 24.3 Poultry. . . 433,800 24.7 Against- Votes. . . . 18,931 75.7 25,001Poultry. . . 1,324,688 75.3
In addition to the above ballots the following were received which due to some deficiency cannot be considered valid:
Alberta. . . . 1,407
Manitoba. . . 1,264 5,253
Due to the remoteness of certain small post offices it is possible that a few ballots may still be received, but we have estimated that this number should not exceed 100.
Based upon the number of producers as estimated from the census returns for 1931, the percentage of producers who voted is as
In reply to the other question by the hon. member for Macdonald, as to whether or not the scheme would be put into effect I should like to say that in view of the fact that the supporters of the scheme appealed for support on the basis that the plan would not be put into effect unless carried by at least 66J per cent of the voters, the scheme will not be put into effect in any of the three provinces.
RAILWAYS AND SHIPPING On the orders of the day: