I take the strongest exception to the remarks of the hon. member for East Calgary. I can tell him that many members may make statements in the house, but the statements I have made this evening I can challenge any hon. member, even the minister, to dispute. They were given to me right from the camp. It may well be the remarks I made regarding the medical profession are pinching my hon. friend a little hard. The statement with regard to the Ottawa agreements I will deal with at some other time, but so far they have not been controverted. It is true one member attempted to controvert them and said that I had made a mistake in regard to the question of butter, but it did not affect my argument at all. But the statements I made regarding the economic conference agreements were made from the government record, and as to the statements I made with regard to the camps, I will put my seat in jeopardy along with his if he cares to dispute them. I got my facts directly from the camp. I was told by the man in charge that the price paid for potatoes was $24 a ton, wdiile as I have stated the farmer was getting $5 a ton for grade number one and $3.75 for grade number two. Will he undertake now to say that my statements are wrong?
When I mentioned the price of tobacco the minister took me to task and said that tobacco was provided. Perhaps 1.3 cents is all that is allowed each man, and it may not be allowed in cash, but those statements were taken down by me just a few days before I left for Ottawa and I repeat that they were given to me by the man in charge of the camp, an appointee of the government.