May 30, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. ABBOTT:

I have no knowledge of the particular facts my hon. friend is bringing forward. I take it that this poultry, turkeys, fowl or whatever it was, for some reason or other had to be sold as ungraded poultry and was therefore subject to the ceiling for ungraded poultry.
The hon. member for York-Sunbury asked, as to the authority for the inspectors doing what they were doing. I am not clear as to what orders they were enforcing, but I am advised that just prior to Christmas of last year there was a considerable tendency on the part of certain buyers in cities and elsewhere to push up the prices without too much regard for the ceiling, and that the enforcement division were instructed to keep their eyes open for that sort of thing.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE
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