June 3, 1943

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

That was all done last December. The provinces were notified as to the acreages they would be expected to plant this year. That has been carried out fairly successfully, except where weather conditions have interfered. On the question of seed, I think what my hon. friend has in mind in most of his remarks is what is known as certified seed. I believe he will agree that there are very few farmers in Canada who plant certified seed potatoes. The price of certified seed has very little to do with the plantings on ordinary farms across Canada.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

We will grant that, completely. All the minister has said, I grant is true. But the organization which was effected throughout Canada last December certainly would not in any way be adequate for the organization which should be-

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

The acreage required to be seeded in each province would be satisfactory, and the organizations spoken of are set up by and assisting each of the provincial i governments.

Man-Power-Mr. Blackmore

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John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

What we are concerned about now is this: Has provision been made in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and any other provinces which are able to plant extra potatoes, to make up for the potatoes which might not be planted in Ontario and Quebec?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

They have been asked for a certain acreage.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

Have they been asked to increase the acreage as the result of an emergency condition in Ontario and Quebec?

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NAT

William Earl Rowe

National Government

Mr. ROWE:

The minister has said there is no emergency.

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SC

John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

If they have not been so instructed, and if they have not planned *to plant extra potatoes, there is grave danger

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I would call attention to the fact that in the figures I placed on Hansard yesterday it was shown that there were five times as many potatoes in storage on May 1 in one province in Canada as there were a year ago. The fact that the potatoes are not in Ottawa does not necessarily mean that they were not produced.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Is that statement correct, that there were five times as many potatoes in storage in New Brunswick?

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

But I

should like to ask a question.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Will the hon. member allow me to ask a question?

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John Horne Blackmore

Social Credit

Mr. BLACKMORE:

The hon. gentleman can make a speech when I have finished.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I am asking a question, arising out of the statement that there were five times as many potatoes in storage in one province as there were a year ago. That statement is challenged.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

I suppose every statement can be challenged. But they are the best figures available in Canada.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Where are they from?

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

These are the official figures of the bureau of statistics, the only official figures we have.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

They are not correct.

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June 3, 1943