I have seen things go through before, and not many of them go through unanimously. I am quite sure this one would not. I have never brought anything to this house yet in the 20 years I have been here that I could not stand up and defend from A to Z. I certainly could not defend that proposal. If my hon. friends had been a little more considerate of what might be the proper thing to do and just said to increase the payments, there might have been some argument for increasing them a little, though not nearly so much as hon. members have indicated, if you base those increases on the figures I have given.
Prairie Farm Assistance Act
The farmer realizes that he has had better treatment than would be indicated by the figures which were given by hon. members criticizing the act. I am quite sure if this legislation is looked at again, if hon. members will consider it from every point of view, it will go a long way toward settling the troubles that are looked upon as possibilities in the future. I do not think they will be there.
Subtopic: RESOLUTION SUGGESTING THAT PAYMENTS UNDER ACT BE DOUBLED