June 16, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Lewis Herbert Martell

Liberal

Mr. MARTELL:

This clause will also apply to canned lobsters. For instance, there is a practice whereby lobsters which were packed say, in Newfoundland, come to Halifax, N.S., and are bought there by jobbers, repacked and exported. Supposing the label were destroyed, consciously or unconsciously, a jobber would be able to palm off those lobsters as Canadian lobsters. There is no protection for the Canadian lobster packed under strict departmental inspection as against the Newfoundland lobster. That is a very important point which the minister should consider.

Topic:   MEAT AND CANNED FOODS
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