Those who manipulated
the grain prices were able tp hold quantities of grain in the interior elevators, thus keeping down the price to the farmer, while holding the grain against the eastern buyer.
I repeat that that was the only purpose that these elevators were used for last winter. There was no shortage of railing stock for the carrying forward of that grain as it should have been carried forward. No condition warranted the refusal of the railroad
companies to carry the farmer's grain to any point that he wanted it carried to. It is the first time in Canada's history that a railroad company has dared to take that position. Certainly no railroad company ever dared to do it under the administration of the preceding Government.
Subtopic: AMENDMENT BT HON. MR. OLIVER.