House again in Committee on Bill No. 62, to amend the Animal Contagious Diseases Act, Mr. Gordon in the Chair.
On section 1,-compensation.
Hon. WILLIAM R. MOTHERWELL (Minister of Agriculture) : When this
Bill was under consideration by the committee last week, the committee seemed to agree with the schedule of indemnities, with the exception of that relating to pure-bred cattle. Since then I have looked up the
list of pure-bred cattle, as compared with the list before the war, and I feel that I would be justified in agreeing to the representations made by a number of hon. members in the committee, with respect to this indemnity of $150, and, in moving that this indemnity be raised to $200. The former indemnity, at the high water mark, was $250. The proposal in the bill was to make it $150; my suggestion is to make it a straight $200 for pure-bred cattle, and, if it is agreeable, 1 will move the amendment.