All these orders of the local board, as I have stated already five times, must be approved by the governor in council, and the local board does not make orders except to approve of them.
So far as the producers and consumers are concerned I think it is agreed among us all that in times of depression the price of primary products falls away further than does the price of secondary products, that there is in times of depression a greater spread between the prices of primary and secondary products, and the extent of that spread contributes very largely to the depression. Now, in order to get rid of depression I think governments should apply themselves to narrowing as much as possible the spread between the low price of primary products and the relatively higher prices of secondary products, although the prices of both are low. As you narrow the spread you restore the balance between secondary and primary products, and as you restore that balance you help to bring about a normal use of purchasing
power and the resumption of normal operations. Things are out of gear at the moment because the price of the primary product is lower in comparison with the price of the secondary product than it is in normal times.
Subtopic: ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS