Mr. F. H. PICKEL (Brome-Missisquoi) (Translation):
I am very much interested in
the indemnity paid to the farmers by the government for the loss of tuburculin tested cattle. As regards the first test that was made in my section of the province, we were adequately paid; the valuation was reasonable, but in the subsequent tests the valuation was in many cases too low. I am in perfect accord with the hon. member for St. Johns-Iberville (Mr. Rheaume) in respect to the valuation of cattle at a maximum of $90 for cross breeds and $180 for thoroughbreds, but throughout the country there are many cross breeds that are not worth $90 and there are many thoroughbreds that are not worth $180, and I think the amount be left to the discretion of the veterinary who makes the test.
Topic: ANIMAL CONTAGIOUS DISEASES