The only point I made there was that the only standard by which these things could be judged is the fact that the average farm income between 1939 and 1948 has trebled. Everyone knows that the cost of living or the cost of agricultural machinery has not been trebled in the same period or anything near it. I was simply trying to show that this government has made real progress, despite the gloomy forecast made by hon. members of the C.C.F. in 1945.
Subtopic: DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE