what was going: on, because he held the writ for a sufficient length of time to let these things be developed. So I say it does not lie in the mouth of any member of the Government to charge members on this side of the House with inconsistency.
The inconsistency of taxation which has been developed by the Budget is one of the most dangerous to the consumer of milled food products that has ever been imposed in this country. It means unemployment, it means increased cost of living, it means the people will have to pay more because their food is taxed the same as the food of the people used to be taxed in England, for the benefit of those who had great wealth that they might accumulate more. As I said before, the Minister of Finance has brought us back to the days of the Corn Laws in England. If the present unemployment is aggravated by the taxation that is now sought to be imposed, which will force these great mills to absolutely discard one method of packing food, he can blame his proposed taxation. There is an easy and a fair taxation to impose, which means that the man in the Calgary zone does not get his milled product for half of what we require to pay between Peterborough and Montreal. That can be done, and the milling industry of this country will not be injured. The great mills of the Midland district of Ontario and those in Peterborough particularly, will not be affected. But if this measure goes through in its present form, and this taxation is imposed, it will simply add to the numbers of the men who walk the streets day after day looking for positions, and are turned away, like beggars on the street, because unemployment is being created by the direct act of this Government.