February 9, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)


Hon. Mr. FISHER.

It would be really more simple and easy for the minister to accept the suggestion of the honourable member ; but, unfortunately, I think this would give a sort of encouragement to owners of horses of no value; we would be paying too much for horses of no service and not enough for the good ones. We must encourage the betterment of the breed, and, I would rather pay a little more to obtain that end, even if it costs me more annoyance than to accept the way suggested by the. hon. member, which would undoubtedly be more simple, but also far worse.

Topic:   E. R. CHAPMAN.
Full View