May 23, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)


The chief purpose of the Bill is to amend this Act so as to include feeds, which are now a very important article of commerce, in the same category as flour and meal. A Bill was passed through this House, I think in 1912, on this basis; but it was at the latter part of the session, and it failed to get consideration in the Senate. This Bill has been introduced in the Senate, and has been pretty thoroughly thrashed out there, and the Bill, as it comes to us from that body, is practically

unanimously agreed upon by them. The various boards of trade, the associations of vegetable dealers in Montreal and Toronto, the Dominion Millers Association and other bodies, have 'been, during the last three years, consulted with reference to this matter, and have come practically to a unanimous opinion with regard to it. The same precautions are taken in this Bill with reference to the weight and brand of feeds as are taken in the original Act with reference to flour and meal.

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