May 5, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Harry James Barber

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BARBER:

I should like a little information with regard to this section. Take a case, we will say, in the lower mainland of British Columbia where a group of producers might wish to form a cooperative and to come under this bill. Would the regulations specify, or is the minister in a position to-day to say, what proportion of the growers or producers in that particular district or defined area would be required? Second, if they were successful in forming a cooperative, would provision be made for the setting up of what they call the scheme under which they are to operate? Third, would there be provision or powers given to levy assessments-which of course, as the minister knows, has been a source of trouble in the past-under the marketing act?

Topic:   AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Subtopic:   OTHER THAN WHEAT-ENCOURAGEMENT OF COOPERATIVE MARKETING BY GUARANTEEING INITIAL PAYMENT
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