June 30, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)


Ludger Dionne


Mr. DIONNE (Beauce):

-but Providence will undoubtedly help us overcome our present difficulties, as at the end of the war. Millions of persons were then working in war industries or serving in the armed forces. How many of them are unemployed today? National production has increased from 6 billions to 13 billions. When will we stop telling our people that they are on the verge of starvation and that they are unhappy, while in fact we are witnessing an era of unprecedented prosperity? Nor do I agree with the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles) who suggests that rigid enforcement of price and wage controls would solve our problems. No supervisory system will increase the worker's output while decreased production is the very cause of higher prices.

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