May 10, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Edward Walter Nesbitt

Liberal

Mr. NESBITT.

All are agreed that the weight of the bag should be uniform, but all are not agreed that it should be eighty lbs. I have dealt in potatoes a great deal Mr. FISHER.
in my time, and there was no law that I know of governing the weight of a bag of potatoes, although in buying large quantities of potatoes by the bag we always specified that they should be taken at 90 lbs. to the bag. That was the custom when I was in the business, and the reason we did that was that we bought from various provinces. I do not see that any harm can be done by making the weight of a bag of potatoes 80 lbs. because the people will soon get accustomed to it. As a matter of fact, we do not as a rule weigh potatoes.

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