I draw the attention of
the Government to an article that appeared in one of to-day's papers. It is headed "Congestion of Grain in West becomes serious," and reads:
-Saskatoon, Jan. 30.-Crain congestion in the West has reached a serious condition, in the opinion of J. R. Wilson, superintendent of the Dominion Government elevator here, who declares that unquestionably there is far more grain in the country than anyone had any idea of at harvest time.
With the embargos against inward shipments to Port Arthur, Fort William, Saskatoon and Moosejaw, it is little use for either farmers or Interior elevators to receive cars for there is no place to route them to.
My reason for calling this matter to the attention of the Government is that during the past year there has been a great shortage of feed throughout the province of Ontario, and in many cases hundreds of cattle and hogs have been taken to market before being brought to a fit condition for selling. To-day, there are no doubt hundreds of cattle and hogs that should be retained for feeding purposes that, on account of the shortage of feed, are being slaughtered, and this will greatly affect the meat situation next year. If the Government can remove the embargo and allow
grain to be brought into Ontario, their action will be greatly appreciated by men who are anxious to comply with the Government's request for the greatest possible production in the coming year.
Subtopic: STATEMENT BY HON. P. E. BLONDIN.