Mr. James A. McGrath (St. John's East):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. In view of the statement by the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Miss Begin) at the Food Conference that there is a nutrition crisis in Canada, in view of the fact that prices in Canada have risen by 15 per cent in the past year, and in view of the fact that low income earners already hit by food price inflation will have to pay approximately 34 cents more per pound for powdered skim milk as a result of the removal of the consumer subsidy by the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan) and, further, that this will adversely affect already declining farm incomes, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Elgin (Mr. Wise):
That in the opinion of this House the government should not remove the consumer subsidy on powdered skim milk.
Subtopic: CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: PROTEST AGAINST REMOVAL OF SUBSIDY ON POWDERED SKIM MILK-MOTION UNDER S O. 43