April 11, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)


Albert Edward Kemp (Minister Without Portfolio)

Conservative (1867-1942)


It is hardly necessary for me to explain to my hon. friend that I have never before heard of a fish called Maggie. I do not know anything about the item published in the London newspaper to which my hon. friend refers, but I will make inquiry. I might explain, however, that in England fish is very high in price

owing to the large number of trawlers which have been taken over by the Admiralty, and it was thought desirable to endeavour to introduce the use of Canadian fish for the Canadian troops in England. 'The experiment has been tried, and it seems to be working out quite satisfactorily, and we are able to give the soldiers over there [DOT]fresh Canadian salt-water and inland-water fish in good condition. Major Green, who is an expert on fish, has advised the Department of Militia and Defence in regard to the transporting of fish to the old country and. has given advice in other ways as well.

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