Mr. Johnson (Kindersley):
Pardon me? The hon. member will have to speak up if he has any statement to make. He has no statement to make, I take it. He is not like the members of the Conservative party who have taken this opportunity, and rightly so, to make their maiden speeches in the house on this subject. I think we who are connected with agriculture are grateful to them for their comments. It is rather interesting to find in the Star-Phoenix of about the second week in January, an article which reflects in some way on the speeches which have been made. It is entitled "Ottawa Notebook" and is written by Harry Jones, M.P. for Saskatoon. The article states in part:
Each member must decide whether he would rather have legislation on the record or delay its passage by speechmaking.
I think we can look at the record of yesterday and find out who were the members who took part in the debate. The article "Ottawa Notebook" goes on:
It is obvious that on measures where each party indicates that they will not vote against the government and indicate their support for the particular item of legislation there is not any point in making speeches merely to have the speeches recorded in Hansard.
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I suspect that the hon. member has given away some of the secrets about the speeches which have been made. Nevertheless as I have mentioned, I appreciate the fact that these members of the government who represent-
Subtopic: MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.