If the hon. gentleman says that those reports are not correct, that ends it.
In 1927, Canada exported raw material to the value of $578,000,000. I am dealing with 1927, because that was the year that the hon. the leader of the opposition was dealing with when he was in the maritime provinces. Of this amount, $340,000,000 was wheat. Canada exported forty-six per cent of its raw material, including wheat. When I look at the statistics of the United States I find that, including wheat, it exported thirty-nine per cent of its raw material-that great protected country that was going to have all its raw material manufactured at home to give employment
to its people. If, Mr. Speaker, we leave wheat out of the Canadian exportation as well as out of the American, we shall find that the percentage of raw material exported by Canada is at least twenty below the percentage of the United States-that highly protected country which my hon. friend is always holding up to us for the soundness of its fiscal policy.
But let me go further. I am about to quote a newspaper report of a speech made by my hon. friend the leader of the opposition. If it is not accurate I will ask him to correct it, and I will accept his word unreservedly. He stated:
Mr. Hoover said last week that five hundred thousand families in the United States were working on products received from Canada. Would you not like to have some of those five hundred thousand families come to Canada?
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF OF.RATF. ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE