This is a bill amending the charter of the maritime stock breeders' association, which was passed by this house in 1922. I might say that the maritime stock breeders' association is the concern which sponsors the Maritime winter fair at Amherst in the constituency of my friend the hon. member for Cumberland.
The only change we are asking for is this. In the original incorporation the association was given the privilege of holding exhibitions of livestock. We are now asking, in addition to that, for the privilege of holding exhibitions of livestock, agricultural produce and any other products, goods or services produced on or for a farm, and also to make available its facilities for the purchase or sale of any such livestock or other such agricultural produce, products, goods or services.
The second clause is a new one. Formerly the association had not the power to borrow money. It is now seeking the power to borrow money in order that it may temporarily finance. Formerly the money was advanced by the directors. I might say that this is a great institution, bringing on the livestock in the maritime provinces which in a few years will be in active competition with the livestock from the wonderful province of Manitoba, in which is the constituency of the hon. gentleman who asked the question.
Topic: PRIVATE BILLS
Subtopic: MARITIME STOCK BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION