I do not think my hon. friend has had much experience in employing labour, by the way he talks. Now, whereas a few years ago you could get labouring men at $1, to-day you cannot get them for that. If I remember correctly the figures which my hon. friend from St. Antoine (Mr. Ames) read, there was a considerable larger proportion of men employed at $1.40 and $1.00 last year than there were in 1905. Three or four years ago you could get a gang of men at from $1 to $1.25, and to-day you cannot get those men at less than $1.40 to $1.50 a day. It is a fact that wages have increased in the last three or four years.
Subtopic: LIST OF BRANDS OF CEMENT USED BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1907-1908.