Mr. McLEAN (Melfort):
I shall withdraw the words, immediately and unreservedly, but I may say that it was in view of the kindly and polite way in which the right hon. gentleman addressed himself to me when I ventured to pass a remark that I thought he was under a misapprehension. If not,
I am all the more surprised that he should have advanced the reasons he did advance in objecting to the motion for concurrence.
Here we have the greatest industry in Canada; it has been so for many years in the past
and is likely to continue to be so for many years to come. The right hon. gentleman says the industry does not take in half the people of Canada to-day. This industry of agriculture has been sick almost to death during the past five years particularly, the years during which the policies of my right hon. friend the leader of the opposition have been in effect.
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