February 16, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

All I
would add is that the Prime Minister has changed but my hon. friend the member for Riehelieu-Vercheres has not changed; and the chickens are coming home to roost.
I should like to refer briefly to the speech of the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner). The minister made an able but, may I say, an ex parte defence of his administration in the agriculture department and the food situation in Canada. A calm reading of that speech will disclose many fallacies in his argument. I have only time to refer to one or two. On the question of shortages and surpluses I put this conundrum to the house after listening to the Minister of Agriculture; when is a surplus not a surplus? When is a shortage not a shortage?

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