May 23, 1914

LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

Then, why include the

words? It makes no difference whether it is made from the whole grain or from broken grain.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

I fancy that some one has

made the suggestion, because it was believed they might use other seed in making feed at the Fort William elevator.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

It is true that at these

elevators large quantities of feeding stuffs are made of other seeds than the ordinary cereals.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

If you are going to allow weed seeds >as feeds, it would be desirable to be more specific than you will be by changing the wood ' feed ' into the word ' seed.' It should be thoroughly understood what you mean. If you ore going to authorize this feed and give these weed seeds a legal status, you had better say so in so many words.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mir. FOSTER:

How better could you define it than by the expression 'whole seeds'? There are a thousand and one different seeds that -are used for this purpose.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

It might be the 'refuse' under the present law and could be so defined.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

Recently there went

through my office a very elaborate .analysis of these weed seeds taken out in the cleanings at the elevators, showing that in some cases they have very excellent feeding qualities. And at the Experimental Farm they are experimenting upon the value of these different seeds for feeding purposes. The expression ' whole seeds ' was undoubtedly left in to include such seeds, and I do not see what better definition could be given.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

But three or four capable and important members of Parliament seem to question how far this goes. Would it not be better to make it so clear that even those who are not members of Parliament would know what it means?

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

I think my hon. friend

from Huntingdon (Mt. Robb) agrees that the expression ' whole seeds ' should go in,

and I do not see any better place than where it is.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

Is it not contrary to good policy to allow whole seeds of weeds to be sold as feed? Should not the fertility of these seeds be destroyed by breaking or grinding before they are allowed to be treated as feed?

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

They could not be used

whole for feeding purposes, I imagine. They are ground or broken up, and as feed their germinating quality is destroyed.

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LIB

Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

Yes, but if the law provides that the whole seed of weeds shall be recognized as a marketable and standardized feed, is it not possible that they may be transferred as 'whole seeds'? I contend that they should not be allowed to be moved until they are broken up.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

But they have to be moved to be broken up. How would it do to make the section read:

In this part, * feed ' means and includes the feeds or mixed or unmixed meals or other feeding products made from the entire grains of wheat, rye, harley, oats, Indian corn, buckwheat, or flaxseed or other seeds or other feeding stuffs, and the bran and middlings from wheat, rye, oats, peas, Indian corn, buckwheat, flax or sugar beet.

Section so amended, agreed to.

On section 4-section 163 amended:

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER :

This adds rolled oats and rolled wheat to the original provision, which included only flour and meal. The reason is of course, that these are important articles of commerce and if there is any reason why the Act should apply to flour and meal, these is reason why it should apply also to these two products. As subsection 4 of this section is provided for in section 6, which adds a new section 164a, I would suggest that it be struck out.

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Amendment agreed to.


LIB

James Alexander Robb

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

What does the minister understand by subsection 2:

When any such article is contained in a wooden package other than a barrel or a halfbarrel.

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George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

These articles are put up in other packages and this provides for any package made out of wood other than the barrel or half-barrel and applies to the net weight of the contents. That is the rule which is taken all through this Act and it is the same as applies in the enactments along this line of the United States Congress and in eight different states of the

United States where they have similar legislation. That does away with disputes as to the weights of packages; the man who gets the article must get what is the net weight of the contents of the package.

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LIB

James Alexander Robb

Liberal

Mr. ROBB:

What does the ministerthink of putting in after the word ' wooden *' the words ' or other ' ? They might use a, heavy tin.

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

There is no objection to

that.

Section, as amended, agreed to.

On section 5-section 164 repealed:

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CON

George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. FOSTER:

This allows co-partnerships or incorporated companies as well as persons themselves to put on the brand.

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May 23, 1914