November 21, 1949 (21st Parliament, 1st Session)


John Decore


Mr. John Decore (Vegreville):

Mr. Speaker, according to newspaper reports, one of my constituents won the world championship with his exhibits of oats and barley at the Royal Winter fair. The name of the winner is John T. Eliuk, and in winning this award he became the first such double winner in this fair. Incidentally, Mr. Eliuk was the oat king at the Chicago World fair in 1948. This is not the first time that some of my constituents engaged in farming have obtained world recognition of their ability.
It is a pleasure for me to record the congratulations of this house to Mr. Eliuk upon obtaining such a high distinction as winning this double award. The constituency which I have the honour to represent is noted not only for the richest and biggest oil field in Canada, but also for the type of farmers who are given world recognition for their efforts.

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