June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

The report on cold
storage, which is in process of preparation, will be ready in a short time. It will cover such commodities in cold storage as eggs, cheese, pork, bacon, ham, beef, mutton, lamb, halibut, creamery butter, dairy butter. An hon. gentleman on the other side said the other day that a certain firm was seeking insurance on $2,000,000 worth of commodities in cold storage, and that was set forth as an instance of the accumulation and holding of foodstuffs until prices went up. I have here information concerning the purchases and sales of one of the largest cold storage companies in Canada.

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