June 25, 1925 (14th Parliament, 4th Session)

PRO

Robert Gardiner

Progressive

Mr. GARDINER:

Mr. Chairman, I think we are going experimental farm crazy. We have so many experimental farms that we do not know how to make use of them to the best advantage. I would suggest to the minister that a lot of these extensions should be curtailed as far as possible. We are not getting very much out of these farms, simply because of the fact that only to a very limited extent does the information reach the people interested. If we continue spending our money on more buildings, where are we going to end? I suggested to the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Motherwell) on a previous occasion that it would be better to put some of this money in substations where the people could see what was being done by way of experiment, but it seems we are going to continue the policy of spending a lot of money and getting very little in return. I protest against it.

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