May 18, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)


Donald MacBeth Kennedy

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. KENNEDY (Peace River):

In January, 1932.
It has been said that we ought to use Canadian ports. I am all in favour of using Canadian ports, but Canadian traffic routes and Canadian ports have not the facilities to handle grain, economically and efficiently. That is a fact. As a matter of fact if you go back in the records you will find that Canadian ports have been handling in some years, at least when the United States was a large exporter, almost as much United States grain as 'the United States ports were handling of Canadian grain, not quite balanced. In 1930 I think Saint John handled 30,000,000 bushels, and 17,000,000 bushels of that was American grain.

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