Will the hon. gentleman admit that under the terms of the leases of these -three companies they are entitled to purchase, if they have not already purchased, 35,000 acres for $1 an acre, that is one-tenth of their holdings? Is that not in accordance with the terms of the lease?
Unless it is under regulations that were in force long before I became familiar with the regulations. If there were such regulations they were made by the Conservative government. I never knew of such regulations, and am confident that no such regulations have been in force since I have had anything to do with parliament. I think the hon. member for East Grey (Mr. Sproule) and the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) are both mistaken.
I have made a great many .statements this afternoon and I can give the book for every statement. I have heard the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster) make a great many statements which I could have stopped by asking him to substantiate them, but we are so used to him and his statements that we do not question him.