Mr. VERVILLE (Translation):
quote a typical case. Recently, a farmer called at my office, the father of eleven children-it appears that a certain U. S. judge finds it criminal to raise such a large family- a good Canadian, a devoted father and devout catholic and, moreover, one of my constituents. He has led a good life and will continue to do so. He purchased a settler's lot and had already cleared 15 acres and had intended to settle his son on it but had not sufficient money, because it would have taken $200 or $300 or even $500 to put the land into shape. He inquired of me whether he could be assisted, I was obliged to inform him that neither the dominion Minister of Agriculture nor the provincial Minister of Agriculture granted any assistance. He was therefore obliged to sacrifice his lot and keep his son at home.
The government have an opportunity to help the farmer by this bill. Let them do so, I beg of them!
I have just quoted an example such as exists not only in Quebec or Ontario but throughout the dominion. If the abject of the bill is to save agriculture and help the farming class, let the government begin by assisting heads of families who wish to settle their sons and own lots close to their farm but who have not the necessary funds to do so.
Those are my suggestions and I beg of the hon. Minister of Agriculture to include them in his bill. Before even regulating the marketing of products, the opportunity must be afforded to farmers and their sons to produce them.
Subtopic: ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS