The farmers were
very much interested over that $2. Are we going to say that, if the price of wheat at Winnipeg were four, five or six cents lower than at Minneapolis at certain seasons, Americans would come on to the Winnipeg market and pay five, six, seven or more cents for wheat? I do not think they would do so, because they are better business men than that. They want our No. 1 wheat. On account of the splendid reputation that our Canadian wheat has obtained on the markets of the world, we would prefer to 19
keep it here for the good reputation of the Canadian market.
What about our milling industry? Would free wheat hurt our milling, industry? I heard some one discussing the question of giving bounties to the milling industry if it would be hurt by free wheat. If it is true that thq West is hurt by not being able to send its wheat into the United States, I would rather see this Government pay bounties to our Canadian railroads, is order to enable them to keep their freight, to keep our freight, because it belongs to us just as much as to the people of the West.
Subtopic: THE GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH.