May 27, 1904 (9th Parliament, 4th Session)


Haughton Lennox

Conservative (1867-1942)


I have no objection to the resolution passing, but I would like the minister to look into the question of the distribution of this Bill, and satisfy himself and the committee that there was a general distribution of it to the farmers of the country and to be able to satisfy the committee when we come to deal with the matter that that distribution actually took place. I took occasion last session, when this question was before the House, to call the attention of the minister to the desirability of having a full consultation with the farmers before the Bill was put through. It is important. I am not for a moment questioning the good faith of the hon. minister when he tells the committee that Mr. BROJVER.
there has been communication between the farmers and the department during the recess, but I wish to call the attention of the hon. minister to the fact that in the riding that I represent I have not been able to find any trace of there having been any distribution of the Bill. It is a distinctly agricultural riding and I am inclined to think that my hon. friend the Minister of Agriculture will agree with me that it is a very important agricultural riding.

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