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

CON

Francis Ramsey Lalor

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LALOR.

I do not know that the vegetable growers 'are insistent on the weight being 80 lbs., but what they want is a uniform weight. I would point out that a bushel of measured potatoes at this time of the year will not weigh as much

as a bushel of the same potatoes would last fall. The proper course is to make a uniform standard weight throughout the country whether it be 80 lbs. or 90 l'hs. In listening to the argument of the vegetable growers before the Minister of Trade and Commerce, I thought their demand was reasonable for a uniform weight- for a bag of potatoes, and not so much in their own interest as in the interest of the public, because notwithstanding what the .hon. member (Mr. Sproule) says they stated that in Toronto and other places potatoes were sold by the bag at less than 80 lbs. I do not believe there is any law governing it.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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