February 6, 1912 (12th Parliament, 1st Session)


William D. Staples

Conservative (1867-1942)


The name ' Manitoba ' has become famous throughout the world, and while I do not like to see it dropped I think perhaps it could be worked out on the lines I have suggested. There is, of course, the danger of there being some commercial loss by dropping the name ' Manitoba ', but if there is due notice given in the manner the minister has stated, probably the loss may be minimized. Section 105 of the Act provides for the eastern grades, and section 107 for the western division. Now, if you call the eastern grades 1, 2 and 3 spring wheat there might be some conflict in that. I suppose the term ' Spring ' is used instead of the term ' Hard ', and there are two divisions to be considered there.

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