Thomas Wakem Caldwell
The minister says the reason he is cutting down this vote is lack of money, but I think the explanation is hardly fair, in view of the fact that he has increased some of the other items. If he had said he cut this out to switch money to some other purpose, we would be able to prove it by the very estimates themselves, but in view of the fact that the estimates are $14,000 more than last year, and that what I consider the most important item under this head is cut down, I feel it is a mistake to switch off from this work money that should be devoted to it, and add to some other branch of the service. I think this is the most important service under the Department of Agriculture. I sincerely
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hope, as the minister has suggested, that he may bring down a vote in the Supplementary Estimates and that he will continue this work on at least as large a scale as before.
With regard to the restricted area in Manitoba, it is just possible the atmosphere is so much drier in Manitoba than at Hull, that it would be a good plan to locate the restricted area in eastern Canada. I do not think he should locate it in Hull. It would be better in the Maritime provinces where we have a moist climate, but not similar to Hull, because the moisture comes from the ocean.