February 17, 1949 (20th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. Cruickshank:

I shall explain why in a minute.
2. No person shall sell margarine, oleomargarine, butterine or other substitute for butter unless it is clearly labeled as such.
3. No person shall supply such commodity for consumption in any hotel, restaurant or
other eating place where meals are supplied for a charge, unless on the bill of fare or menu or by some other means the purchaser or consumer is notified that such commodity is margarine, oleomargarine, butterine, or other butter substitute as the case may be.
4. Every person who contravenes any provision of this act is guilty of an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $500, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both fine and imprisonment.
Briefly, Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is not merely to protect the dairy farmers but to prevent deception of the public.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   BUTTER SUBSTITUTES
Subtopic:   PROTECTION OF PURCHASERS AND USERS AGAINST DECEPTION
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