May 20, 1913

LIB

James Alexander Robb

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

Has the minister considered the question of placing a permanent veterinary .surgeon in the district of'Beau-harnois? He has Dr. McCormick at Ormstown who inspects animals coming into the country. But there is a considerable export from that part of the country of animals to the United States, South Africa and even Japan. They have to pass a veterinary inspection, and shippers often have to wait for a man to come down from Ottawa to make this inspection. I understand that representations have been made to the minister to meet the demands of that industry.

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Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

I cannot recall any

particular application. I do not receive every name in such cases, for it is a bfg service. We would do in the case referred to as we do in the West. At many points we do not pay a permanent inspector, the shipments not being very large. We employ a veterinary at fees, or give him a retaining fee of $200. If the hon. gentleman will kindly write me, I shall be glad to look into the case he refers to.

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David Warnock

Liberal

Mr. WARNOCK:

Has the minister

heard from the inspector he sent to Lethbridge in regard to .the inspection of meat? We discussed that on the supplement-aries.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

Not to take up time

with that now, I may say generally that the report was very satisfactory and everybody in the district was fairly well satisfied. If the hon. gentleman will call my attention to it, I will see that he gets a copy of the report.

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George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

What special qualifications are these inspectors supposed to possess before appointment-these inspectors of food?

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

The food part of it is comparatively small. We have what is called the Meat and Canned Food Act. The great bulk of inspectors under that Act are concerned with the inspection of meat in the abattoir. No meat is allowed to be

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shipped out of the country or from province to province unless the animals have been killed under the supervision of one of our inspectors and handled in the abattoirs and stamped 'Canada Approved'-pretty much the American system. We have four or five inspectors who deal with canning factories largely to see that sanitary conditions are right and things put up in good shape. We do not go into it analytically- ' that belongs to the Inland Revenue Department.


LIB

George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

The inspectors I have in mind are probably appointed by the Department of Inland Revenue.

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CON

William Smith

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SMITH (South Ontario):

Has the

minister ever heard from the jobbers, especially of the province of Ontario of any grievance with regard to the disposing of their stock in Montreal?

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

No, I have not heard

of it.

To encourage the production and sale of Canadian tobacco, $30,000.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

I am afraid I cannot give the hon. gentleman the amount at this moment. We have a station at Harrow, one at Farnham, and one at St. Jacques l'Achigan in Quebec. Various lines of experimental work are carried on with different strains of tobacco and in methods of curing, and so on.

For experiments in cold storage for fruit, $28,500.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

It is a special vote put in last year and revoted this year for experiments in connection with fruit cooling. We have not done anything yet, but I think along some lines of experimental work we may do something this year.

Grant to Dominion exhibition, $50,000.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

In the province of Manitoba, in the city of Brandon.

For the administration and enforcement of the Destructive Insect and l'est Act, $30,000.

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CON

Martin Burrell (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURRELL:

In connection with the entomological work we carry on throughout Canada. We are carrying on a special work in the maritime provinces in connection with the brown-tailed moth, which has been such a scourge in the eastern states that over $6,000,000 have been spent

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May 20, 1913