Well, it makes some kind of rough rope too. I think it is also engaged in the manufacture of something like clothesline but binder twine is the article principally manufactured. It is a very successful factory; it makes twine of the finest quality, but it does not help to make more than, I think, about two-fifths of the needed supply. Hon. gentlemen opposite will correct me if I am wrong, but I think all the factories in Canada make about two-fifths of what we need; and you can see in a moment that if they have a shortage in the United States, through a good crop, and if we are likely to have a shortage from the same cause, the combine over there will not send their binder twine to us-they will use it in their own country. Now had we had the establishments which existed before, we would have had our own binder twine factories; they would have kept the price down, because, Sir, they would have been working against one another. I mention this industry of binder twine at the present time because, I say, the industries that supply the basic industries of the country are the most important that we have, consequently, they should be nursed
and kept in Canada to develop and supply what we are pleased to call the more basic industries.
Subtopic: THE BUDGET
Sub-subtopic: CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE