James Alexander Robb (Minister of Trade and Commerce; Minister of Finance and Receiver General)
There are some good reasons
why Canada will never buy fresh eggs from Australia. In the first place, if you get the egg from the hen immediately she leaves the nest, ship it to Vancouver and then rush it through to Montreal on a fast train, it takes that egg seven weeks to get to Montreal,, and people in Montreal or Toronto do not buy that kind of "fresh" egg. There is a better reason than that: Australia has not the eggs to export. In the last year, as is shown in their year book, the total export of eggs from Australia to all the world was 665,620 dozen. During that same period Canada exported
2.890.000 dozen, most of them going to the United Kingdom.
I said a moment ago that it was alleged that the dairy industry in western Canada was in a bad condition. If it is, the reports of the dairy people of western Canada are very misleading. My right hon. friend has just
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