May 7, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)



They were good, solid men, who knew the country. Their duty was to drive about and watch for cases of this disease. It was responsible work, and any man above the condition of a labourer would get this amount for his time. As to the time occupied, had we known that the men were to be for months employed, it might have been cheaper to buy a horse, and even if we had to kill it at the end of the time. I do not know what the price of horses was at that time. But $4 a day for a livery rig in the Northwest is not an out-

of-the-way price. We pay $3 here in the east.

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