I am not disputing what my hon. friend said, but I do not see that it has any bearing upon the point that I have made. The Government has now' taken an entirely different attitude towards the collection of these seed grain liens than ever was before taken by any government in Canada. The minister suggests that the Alberta Government did this or did that. They certainly did not collect as this Government has collected: by demanding that the first load of grain that a man takes to the elevator shall be taken to pay the seed grain lien, and before he has an opportunity of buying an ounce of provisions or a stitch of clothing for his family. Such
action never was taken by the Alberta Government or by any other government. My hon. friend said that the Alberta Government collected by taxation. Certainly they collected by taxation, but that is a very different matter. By that method they gave a man opportunity to get the -money before they took it from him, but this -Government authorizes every elevator company, every railway company, everybody who has the handling of the farmer's grain, to take that grain from him when he offers it for sale.