March 29, 1901 (9th Parliament, 1st Session)

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The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE.

I do not think I could accept that amendment. This Bill does not deal at all with the making of the barrels, but applies only to the packing and the making of the packages. Even supposing it did somewhat interfere with the character of the packages, it would be necessary to make the Bill law this session. Practically the same kind of Bill was introduced in this House last year and pretty thoroughly discussed, and the people were warned that legislation of this kind was required. The people interested in the trade have asked that some Bill of this kind to protect the trade and the reputation of our fruit should be introduced.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-EMPLOYMENT OF CHINESE AND JAPANESE.
Subtopic:   INSPECTION OF FRUIT PACKAGES.
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