Of course everyone is well aware of what the hon. member for Waterloo South has pointed out. Everybody is well aware of the fact that the textile industry in North America, not merely in Canada, has been going through very difficult times. It was for this reason my friend Mr. Harris, when he was minister of finance, made the original reference to the tariff board. I might poitn out to the hon. member for Waterloo South that the tariff board itself admits that this recommendation will do nothing effective to help this industry, but it will have the indirect effect, if it has any effect at all, of increasing costs to consumers and of jeopardizing markets for many of our most important raw materials such as fish and wheat.
Mr. Pallet!: Have you looked at the recent trade figures?
Subtopic: CUSTOMS TARIFF