Mr. P. A. SEGUIN (1'Assomption and Montcalm) (Translation):
Mr. Speaker, I
should like to draw the attention of the hon. Acting Minister of Customs (Mr. Cardin) to an article which appeared in La Presse on March the 12t-h last iand which reads as follows:
Notice to Tobacco Merchants and Smokers
St. Jacques de l'Achigan, March 10, 1925.
To the Editor of La Presse.
Six,-A few months ago, quite a considerable quantity of foreign tobacco was imported. This produce of an entirely inferior quality for the pipe, has been mixed with our tobacco of the province of Quebec and sold as such. It has been established, to-day, that these foreign tobaccos sold as products of the province of
Ocean Shipping Rates
Quebec have considerably depreciated the value of our tobaccos. It would be advisable that dealers who handle these mixtures should explain to merchants where these tobaccos are grown and their quality.
It is but proper that these transactions should be carried on in such a way as not to further disparage our tobaccos. It is being loyal to one's own people to try not to belittle their products.
The Tobacco Growers' Association.
I should like to know if the minister is aware of this practice of a nature to strongly prejudice the interests of the tobacco growers of the province of Quebec? If so, will strong and effective measures be taken to further protect our good friends the tobacco growers?