March 9, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)


Hon. Mr. MOTHERWELL: (Minister of Agriculture)


1. Yes.
2. The Act itself comes into effect within ninety days after the date of enactment, that is ninety days after February 15th, 1927.
3. It is not anticipated that the new Act will prohibit Canadians shipping milk and cream to the United States, as provision is made in the Act for all applicants to receive a temporary permit at the outset, until the machinery incidental to the Act is put in motion. The conditions under which shipments will be permitted will not be known until the regulations are drafted and approved, and the Canadian Department of Agriculture is to have an opportunity of being represented at the public hearing to be held at Washington when these regulations are being drafted, probably late March or early April.
4. No, inasmuch as the conditions under which Canadian milk and cream will be permitted entry into the United States are not yet fully known, no steps have been taken, but the Department is keeping in close touch with day-to-day developments in Washington with respect to the subject in question.

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