I wish to say in this connection that I think perhaps we are only beginning to do what must eventually be done. I know there is good reason why the fishing business In Nova Scotia, has not been better aided than it ought to be, and that is because we were expending large sums upon the training of the farmers of this country. That was all right. I was at an exhibition not long ago in the town of Orillia, and I was delighted to find there that at given times all the farmers were called to certain points and there they were taught how to pack apples. A man went through the packing process and gave full explanations. After a little while the wives and daughters were called to another place, and there they were all taught how to make butter by some one who went through the whole process. At another point the farmers' sons and daughters were called together and were taught how to feed poultry, even so small a matter as the best way of killing poultry was not overlooked. Now that was teaching the farmers, and that was all right. Now there are two or three things that must be done in the lower provinces, and everywhere else in Canada where people are fishing, they must be taught the best way of conducting their business. Speaking particularly of Nova Scotia, it is a hard thing for example for men living in a small district to change their methods of putting up fish. The salt fish business particularly is not as well attended to as it ought to be, and I would suggest to the government that one of the best investments they could make would be to have various stations, just as they have in the great province of Ontario, wherever fish packing is carried on, centres where the fishermen could be brought together, and taught the best method of curing salt fish, the amount of salt that ought to be used, and all that ought to be done to put fish up in the best method. We suffer in our fish business particularly when we come in competition with fish that is put up in the old country. There is no people in the world that know how to put up salt fish better than the Scotch. That goes without saying, because they know' how to do everything better than any one else. But when our fish come in contact with the fish put up by people who have been taught with great care the best methods of curing fish, our fish suffer from the
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