April 1, 1927 (16th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Richard Motherwell (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. MOTHERWELL:

There has been no law in the past regulating the component parts of these poisons to determine whether they were poisonous or whether they were really foods. The result is that growers have been spraying their apple trees, and sometimes their potatoes, with preparations which were not posionous at all, and sometimes, as a result of spraying with ineffective poisons, they lost their crop. It is proposed to enact that those who undertake to sell such poisons shall put up preparations that are what they purport to be and that will be effective.

Topic:   SALE AND INSPECTION OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMIC POISONS
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