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

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

The reason for making the standard 90 lbs. is simply that two one-half bushels of ordinary potatoes will weigh 60 lbs., and, as the ordinary two-bushel grain bag will hold a bushel and a half of potatoes, that made 90 lbs., and it became the standard. It is not the part of wisdom to change the custom of half a century unless there is strong reason for it. There is no more reason why Ontario should be made to conform to the Quebec custom than that we should ask Quebec to conform to the Ontario custom.

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