I realize I am out of order. The Secretary of State for External Affairs said that we must and should have the power to prosecute those who hold goods over and above those required, or hold them off the market in order to get higher prices. How far does this go? Is the government's program not itself a program that has encouraged and fostered the high cost of living? Every now and then the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) would make a new pronouncement in the house. It was not a pronouncement like the budget pronouncement, which says, "Tonight at midnight this goes on." Oh, no. It was an announcement that a month or two or three months from that time we might expect so and so. The people expected it and waited for it and usually they got it. They did not get so much at a time, but they got something.
Take an example. In western Canada we are producing a tremendous lot of flax. I am told by men who know their business that in many districts they are producing as much flax per acre as they are wheat. Furthermore-