May 15, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)


James Ewen Matthews


Mr. MATTHEWS (Brandon):

Perhaps the Ontario farmers or those in the Muskoka district do need some encouragement after having fared so badly in the show rings.
May I add to that, Mr. Speaker, that in the field of dairy products alone Manitoba has seventy butter factories whose product last year reached a total value of $26 million. Lots of quantity, someone will say, but what about quality? Well, I will give my answer. At that same Toronto Royal a silver cup is always awarded for the highest score in dairy products, and I am informed that Manitoba exhibitors have won that cup every year w'ithout a break for over twenty years. Then just to lend a touch of sweetness, as it were, to the whole Toronto Royal performance, out of nine prizes awarded for honey exhibits last fall, Manitoba exhibitors walked away with seven.
My natural modesty almost compels me to refrain from making this further observation, that by far the largest percentage of those prizes and awards were won either in the constituency, or close to the constituency, of Brandon which I have the honour to represent in this parliament.

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