January 25, 1958 (23rd Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

As I explained yesterday, Mr. Chairman, these named commodities are only nine out of a number of commodities
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Agricultural Products-Price Stabilization ranging between 150 and 200 which are produced in Canada. They are the ones which constitute the bulk of agricultural production, and are included for that reason. Ranch-bred mink and fox and so forth can be supported under the provisions of subclause (a) (ii) of clause 2, and as a matter of fact ranch-bred fox and mink have been assisted through the provisions of the Co-operative Marketing Act; but as far as adding the words "furbearing animals" to these named commodities is concerned, the proposal just does not make good sense.
In addition I would point out that the amendment is out of order, Mr. Chairman, on the same ground on which the amendment moved yesterday was out of order, in that it involves the imposition of extra taxes, and a private member cannot move an amendment to that effect.

Topic:   AGRICULTURE
Subtopic:   MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.
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