June 9, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

PRO

Thomas Wakem Caldwell

Progressive

Mr. CALDWELL:

I would like to deal with the clause saying that it shall not apply to potatoes imported into Canada. I think it is making a regulation with teeth in it, that wili bite the potato grower in Canada, and does not propose to bite the fellow who competes with him. Very recently, some potato shippers waited on the minister to see if something could not be done to eliminate the competition of the early potatoes from the United States, that we might be able to market the very large surplus in eastern Canada at the present time, which will be dumped over the hillside, to get rid of them, because the new potatoes will take their place. I think potatoes coming in competition with our own product should be subject to the same regulation as our own potatoes and I hope, by the regulation, that you will not bite any one. I will not detain the House now, but I wish to give notice of my contention in regard to this matter.
Resolution reported, read the second time and concurred in. Mr. Motherwell thereupon moved for leave to introduce Bill No. 133, to regulate the sale and inspection of root vegetables.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
On motion of Mr. McKenzie, the House adjourned at 11.40 p.m.
Saturday, June 10, 1922.

Topic:   SALE AND INSPECTION OF ROOT VEGETABLES
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