April 11, 1902 (9th Parliament, 2nd Session)

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

It is rather difficult to say that they are stationed anywhere. Two or three are stationed at Montreal most of the time, but are liable to be called elsewhere. Others travel from place to place. Sir. Burke and Sir. Vroom have been in the maritime provinces all the time. Sir. McNeil and Sir. Lick have been mostly in Ontario, but one was sent to the Fruit Growers' convention of Nova Scotia to give them an address on the Act and on fruit growing generally. The chief inspection has been in the port of Montreal for the export trade, but we have not confined ourselves entirely to that. There has been inspection anywhere else. The Act says that apples may be inspected anywhere that they are found, and consequently we have been obliged to have inspectors travelling a good deal of the time ; we think it is wise that they should, so that the shippers may not know just where an inspector is going to light on their shipment.

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