I am quite prepared to answer that question, because I paid what I thought was a deserved compliment to that colleague of mine. I am only going to say that I hope this paper, whether it be a weekly, a monthly or an annual, will suggest to the government that I be sent on a trip around the world at the expense of the people of Canada. The article to which I refer is headed "Grounds for Suspicion" and reads as follows: Current attempt of George Cruickshank and Calgary's A. L. Smith to "talk out" bills proposing incorporation of companies for the exporting of natural gas from Alberta to British Columbia is an example of a tarnished weapon being put to use in a worthy fight. Normally a filibuster is a pointless procedure, but the battle spearheaded by Messrs. Smith and Cruickshank-
Alberta Natural Gas Company
They should not have put my hon. friend's name ahead of mine.
-is of serious concern for British Columbia, and for the lower mainland in particular.
I am not going to read the whole of the article at this time. It is from the Abbotsford, Sumas and Matsqui News, a paper that has a larger circulation than any paper in my colleague's entire riding.
As I said, I am going to be extremely brief tonight. I am just going to quote one wire I received from my riding, although I could go on quoting them all night. This is from the minister in the province of British Columbia and reads as follows:
Retel sixteenth resolution recommending all Canadian pipe line route was given' unanimous support by our legislature at last night's sitting . . .
L. H. Eyres
Minister of Trade and Industry
This is the sort of thing that some of my colleagues cannot understand. Incidentally here is a letter from the provincial Liberal member for the city of Kamloops. I shall read just part of it:
We who are spearheading the pipe-line issue appreciate very much the work you have done, and we trust it will result in our mutual satisfaction.
I am watching the clock. I shall be brief. One of my colleagues rose in his place lately and talked for 52 minutes telling what a great man he was. I am going to tell what a great province British Columbia is in 15 minutes. One of the things I am most interested in, in this discussion, is what was mentioned by one of the previous speakers, namely, the building up of industries within our dominion, and more especially within the province of British Columbia. We have lost many of our overseas markets. We all know that. There may be different opinions as to the reasons for it, but we who come from farming districts know that we have lost many of those markets. We have to develop new markets overseas. We send great touring bodies over there. I do not know whether it would be just as cheap to pipe some of those delegations over there as it is to fly them over.