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

LIB

Onésiphore Ernest Talbot

Liberal

Mr. TALBOT.

The fewer changes we make the better, because changes always lead to confusion. At one time in the province of Quebec, we had a bushel measure, and at another time we had a barrel which was supposed to be three bushels. That was the barrel measure that we interfered with. The barrels have since been made straighter and contain less. Now this bag proposition is made to us. We have no such a thing as a one-third bushel measure, we either have a bushel or a quarter or a half, and that is understood by everybody. We use a bag that is supposed to hold 90 lbs., whether it will hold 90 lbs. or not, that is the kind of bag that will be used. I think, therefore, that on all accounts it is better to leave the present system alone. At present a bag is supposed to hold a bushel and a half and to weigh 90 lbs.; leave it as it is.

Topic:   INSPECTION AND SALE ACT AMENDMENT.
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