Mr. Charles Mayer (Portage-Marquette):
Madam Speaker, prior to the November 12 budget the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Whelan) implied that, if there was no help for Canadian farmers in the budget, he would resign. The budget just passed in this House provides for approximately $15 per farmer in direct assistance, as a result of the budget. I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Murta):
That this House takes note of the fact that the Minister of Agriculture must therefore be satisfied with this amount of assistance, $15 on average per farmer, or he would have followed through with his previous threat and resigned.
Sub-subtopic: BUDGET'S ASSISTANCE TO FARMERS-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43