May 28, 1940

SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

I was just wondering why the same expression was not used in the new section.

Topic:   NORTHWEST -TERRITORIES ACT JURISDICTION OF PROVINCIAL COURTS-CARE OF INSANE PERSONS
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Section agreed to. Bill reported. Mr. CRERAR moved the third reading of the bill.


NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I should be quite agreeable to taking the third reading now but the hon. member for Broadview (Mr. Church) has raised a legal question and therefore it would not do any harm for the third reading to wait until the next sitting.

Motion stands.

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DAIRY INDUSTRY ACT

VARIATION OF PROVISION RESPECTING WEIGHTS OF PACKAGE CHEESE


Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) moved the second reading of Bill No. 13, to amend the Dairy Industry Act. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Yien in the chair. On section 1-Cheese.


CON

Mark Cecil Senn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SENN:

Would the minister give us a general idea of what the bill purports to do and whence came the demand for this change? I was not aware that there was any great

Canada Grain Act

amount of processed cheese made in Canada, or even imported, unless put up in packages as outlined in the first part of this clause.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The explanation which I made on the first reading was probably open to some misinterpretation. In accordance with the provisions of section 8, subsection 2, of the Dairy Industry Act, it is illegal to cut from processed cheese packed in bulk portions of indiscriminate weight for sale to customers. That is, if anyone has a package of more than a pound, a half-pound, a quarter-pound, and so on, it is illegal to cut it on the counter and sell it to the customer.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Just why is that?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The existing legislation has not been enforced for the reason thait a very important part of the trade in processed cheese consists of selling portions cut from packages having an initial weight of five pounds. The old way of selling cheese in stores was to cut a slice, weigh it, and hand it to the customer. Nowadays processed cheese is usually put up in small boxes or packages, but there has grown up a practice of putting it up in five-pound loaves or bricks, and when persons come in who do not want five pounds, the merchant cuts from the five pound loaf. Under the law as it is to-day that practice is not legal, but it is thought to be a legitimate trade in that type of cheese which could be very properly controlled, and this bill simply provides that in future it will be legal to cut from loaves provided they are of not less than five pounds weight.

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CON

Mark Cecil Senn

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SENN:

Why is the weight limited to five pounds? Why not three pounds? Is there no demand for the smaller size of package, or what is the reason?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I understand the customary loaf or brick is a five-pound loaf or brick. It is not thought wise to reduce it to a lower amount if the present weight meets the conditions of the trade as now carried on.

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Section agreed to. Bill reported, read the third time and passed.


CANADA GRAIN ACT

CORRECTION OF INACCURACIES IN CHAPTER 36 OF STATUTES OF 1939


Hon. JAMES A. MacICINNON (Minister of Trade and Commerce) moved the second reading of Bill No. 7, to amend the Canada Grain Act. Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, and the house went into committee thereon, Mr. Vien in the chair. On section 1-Binning of tough with straight grades as a means of drying.


NAT

Ernest Edward Perley

National Government

Mr. PERLEY:

The minister will recall that last year there was quite a long discussion and consideration in committee having to do with the general revision of the Canada Grain Act and the question of the drying and mixing of grain. Drying through such a process as is outlined here was considered at some length. Would the minister inform us whence came the demand for this provision, that is, allowing tough grain to be mixed with straight or dry grain for drying purposes?

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LIB

Thomas Vien (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

I think that the question arises under section 2 rather than section 1.

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LIB

James Angus MacKinnon (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MacKINNON (Edmonton West):

The purpose of the bill is simply to correct three inaccuracies in the wording of the amending act.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

In the numbering.

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May 28, 1940