May 23, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William John Ward

Liberal

Mr. WARD:

It might be of interest to some hon. members from agricultural districts to know the experience I had in connection *with tuberculosis. In 1921 I had a herd of pure bred cattle which were tested for tuberculosis, and I lost almost $6,000 worth. The last animal reacted in 1922; my herd is still under the dominion government accredited plan, and I have had no reactors since. Apparently the serums Used are perfect. At that time the maximum compensation allowed

was $160. I lost several animals ranging in value from $1,000 down to $400, but I was perfectly satisfied with the settlement. As the minister has said, I felt that I should accept some responsibility for the fact that I had a herd with a number of tubercular animals in it, and I have never regretted having cleaned up my herd at that time. My advice to anyone who has not had his herd tested is to do so without delay and come under the dominion government accredited plan.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   INTERIM SUPPLY
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