Mr. JOHN BRACKEN (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to ask a question of the Acting Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott). I tried to communicate with several departments this morning, but was unable to reach the right officials, although I did eventually reach the Minister of National Defence for Air (Mr. Gibson). My question is this: Is the government aware that in some areas in Canada the price of bread is being increased, and bread is being sold above the ceiling price? If so, has the government or the wartime prices and trade board taken any steps in the matter, or do either intend to do so?