April 13, 1933 (17th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Charles Gavan Power

Liberal

Mr. POWER:

What we have heard all
through has been the statement that the government are not in the market, that they are merely giving a guarantee; but I am trying to show that if they can give an order to 'their agents to go ahead and sell, they possibly gave .an order to go ahead and buy. If they gave an order to go ahead and buy, it was gambling. I do not see any other interpretation that can possibly be made of this action. If they can tell them they must sell, .they can give them an order to buy. If they gave them an order to buy stuff to be delivered at a future date When they did not know the price, it was gambling.

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