April 8, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)


William Foster Cockshutt

Conservative (1867-1942)


I do not think we
have many cattle to send over there at this time. Out meat would probably bring a

very good price in Great Britain, but judging from the prices now prevailing in the home market, I think every one will agree that we should keep most of our cattle at home to feed our own people. The home market which our hon. friends opposite so often pooh-pooh is really the only good market in which to make money. If my hon. friends would remember that about 80 per cent, of the fann products of Canada are bought at high prices by the citizens of Canada and consumed in the home market, they would realize that the home market is well worth preserving. To those who think that the United States is such a fine market for implements, I may say that they can have that 90,000,000 market for ten cents, so far as I am concerned.

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