November 8, 1932 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)


Thomas Hay

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. THOMAS HAY (Springfield):

I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Trade and Commerce based on an article appearing in the Ottawa Journal this morning. The article is short and I should like to read it to the house. It is headed "Canadian Press by direct wire," and reads as follows:
Regina, November 7.
The United Kingdom government has given the Canadian government an order for one million pounds of poultry to be purchased in the west, according to reliable information received here today. Manitoba is expected to supply the bulk of the shipment since the birds will be shipped from the nearest shipping points. The better part of the order will be made up of turkeys and agents are said already to be in Manitoba cheeking over flocks. It is hoped the order may stabilize the trade in western Canada where it was feared turkeys would be retailing for 12 cents a pound by the Christinas season.
I should like to ask the minister if there is any truth in this despatch.

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