February 25, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

The hon. gentleman has spoken of Rondeau.
I may say that boats run direct to that point from Cleveland, which was one of the places most infested with small-pox. In regard to what the hon. member for Simcoe (Mr. Bennett) has said, there is a very simple explanation. The fear of small-pox existed in the month of June, and there was a very general demand for the immediate appointment of health officers. These appointments all commenced about the 1st of July, because that was when the fear arose and the demand was made, and they ceased on the same date, because that was the date when navigation on the lakes ceased.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   FEBKUARY 25. 1902
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