April 12, 1962 (24th Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

Francis Alvin George Hamilton (Minister of Agriculture)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Hamilton (Qu'Appelle):

The question asked by the hon. member for Timiskaming is one to which it is extremely difficult to give a precise answer. There has been a great deal of discussion in the western provinces as to a clear distinction between the various types of mustard seed. In some provinces they are considered noxious and in others they are a crop. As I understand the situation, mustard is grown for commercial purposes. It is clearly defined in the Canada Grain Act and in the new regulations. It is different from the mustard that is commonly known in western Canada as a noxious weed.
I do not foresee any great difficulty in putting this in the Canada Grain Act. However, I will speak to the board of grain commissioners about this matter to ascertain if they will carry on discussions with the three governments in western Canada in order to see whether anything can be done to make this matter any clearer than it is today.

Topic:   CANADA GRAIN ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS RESPECTING MUSTARD SEED AND RAPESEED
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