March 7, 1930

LIB

James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)

Liberal

Mr. MALCOLM:

I do not want my hon. friend to assume something that is not so.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

Is it not a fact that imports have increased and exports have decreased?

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LIB
CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

And that dairy cows are

being sold and are less by a great number to-day than they were before?

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LIB
CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

If the minister will

ask the Bureau of Statistics, he will find that the production of milk has materially decreased. I received the figures the other day.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

I will say this to the

Minister of Trade and Commerce: If the

inference from his observations is that the dairy and agriculture industries are in such good shape in this country, why are we receiving all these protests from one end of Canada to the other? Are not these protests sufficiently convincing, combined with the minister's own trade returns compiled in the report of 1929? It is surely unnecessary to go into the figures to show that the dairy industry of this country has been tremendously injured by these large imports from New Zealand, because of the favourable conditions under which dairy products can be produced there.

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LIB-PRO

John Livingstone Brown

Liberal Progressive

Mr. BROWN:

Will the hon. member explain the higher prices we are getting now for dairy products?

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CON
CON

Peter McGibbon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. McGIBBON:

It is admitted that

butter would be eight or ten cents , more a pound than it is were it not for the importation of dairy butter from New Zealand.

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LIB

Edward James Young

Liberal

Mr. YOUNG (Weyburn):

Is an increase

of from one to four cents going to increase the price eight cents?

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

Who is contending that?

Price is determined by demand and supply.

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LIB
CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

I am not arguing his case. My hon. friend from Weyburn is such an ardent free trader he would faint if anybody suggested he would :be in favour of putting into effect the slightest protective measure. Still, I have no doubt that in some portions of his constituency he has a nice way of explaining to his constituents that he is not really in favour of destroying the industry.

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LIB
CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

I should like to conclude my remarks as speedily as possible.

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UFA

Robert Gardiner

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. GARDINER:

Is the hon. member in

favour of the Australian treaty?

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

That has nothing to do

with the resolution under consideration, but I can say quite positively that I am in favour of the Australian treaty.

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CON

Leon Johnson Ladner

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. LADNER:

Not entirely. With respect to the Australian treaty as well as the New Zealand treaty-

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March 7, 1930