November 26, 1909 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. J. A. CURRIE.

I do not wish to cause any misunderstanding. The measure is not a measure in restraint of trade in any way, and the Bill provides clearly that there shall be no charges against the consolidated revenue fund by any of its provisions. I could quite understand that in the measure contained a clause whereby there was to be any charge against the\ revenues of this country it would be necessary to introduce it by a resolution. As far as restraining or regulating trade is concerned, it fixes the weight of a certain article. I would like to know from the minister if, when the weight of a barrel of apples was fixed by this House, that legislation was initiated by a resolution of the House.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALES ACT AMENDMENT.
Full View