September 3, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

Alexander Kenneth Maclean

Liberal

Mr. A. K. MACLEAN:

The expenditure of $100,000 for scientific research in Canada is not objectionable, if we have the proper -organization. It is quite possible, if real practical work is done by the commission, for an expenditure of $100,000 to yield a return of $1,000,000. I suppose one of the best instances of the value to a country of scientific work was that performed by the late Mr. Saunders in the Department of Agriculture. Mr. Saunders developed a seed wheat for Canada which matured some
weeks earlier than any other wheat that had been known prior to this time in Canada.

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