April 20, 1923 (14th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Ir. MOTHERWELL:

That will depend in some measure on the object of the association. if the primary purpose is making profits, and it is tantamount to a profit institution, then the bill is not meant to apply to ft, because it would then be in the same' nature as it was at the oiftset. The former government changed the act so as to limit its application to municipal cold storages, but we are extending it to co-operative institutions and the vote m the estimates provides accordingly There is only $50,000 in the estimates for the construction of cold storage plants, and if we opened it to such institutions as described by my hon. friend, one plant would gobble up the whole of the appropriation. For the present oui intention is not to make it apply to institutions described by my hon. friend, unless their primary object is to give service rather than to make profits.

Topic:   COLD STORAGE ACT AMENDMENT BILL
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