May 23, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


George Eulas Foster (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Conservative (1867-1942)


The object of the first subsection is to avoid interfering more than is necessary with people who go into a store to buy flour for themselves, who have their own packages and have the flour weighed out in their presence. They are supposed to be able to look after themselves. Subsection b was placed in the Bill when it

passed the Senate before, chiefly, I am told, on the representation of the late Senator Campbell. The reason is that there are many buyers of Canadian flour doing business in foreign countries who do not want all these marks upon the flour. They buy the flour and put on their own brands or marks; if brands are placed on before it is sold by the miller in Canada that restricts the sale. The situation is similar to that [DOT]with respect to binder twine which was [DOT]dealt with by the House this session.

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