The hon. member must have a better memory than I have. I say that it has not been so low since 1896. If the hon. gentleman has the figures, he can give them and make a speech after I sit down.
So far as the last election is concerned the Conservatives came to my constituency talking in the same way about butter. All I needed to do was to tell the people what
happened in the neighbouring state of Montana. We are bordering along the state of Montana, and one of our farmer's wives thought she would take some butter across the line and get that big priee. She would have got 20 cents a pound in her own town, and she went across the line into Montana and got the very , same price. The only advantage she got was that over there she was able to buy things a little cheaper than she could have in Canada because of our tariff. That argument about what New Zealand butter was doing did not cut any ice there, because they knew better. They were right up against it and they knew just what it meant. In western Canada to-day it is not the creamery butter, but the dairy butter that counts. Many of our farmers are so far away from the market they are not in a position to have their cream shipped to the creamery. As a result they are concerned only with dairy butter. I have a letter before me dated at Hodgeville, Saskatchewan, on May 24 of this year.
An non. MEMBER: That is Sunday.