July 4, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

It is all right for the Prime Minister to ask me if I am speaking for the province of British Columbia. Only a few days ago we heard that the attorney general was speaking for that province. I will admit that I cannot speak for British Columbia, but I still say I have not received an answer to my question, namely, why Ontario with a production of 20,000,000 bushels is left out and British Columbia with a much smaller production is included. I hope the bill is in no way designed to control our ports. I would draw the attention of the committee to the fact that in 1933 over 100,000,000 bushels of wheat issued from the Pacific ports as against only 83,000,000 for all other Canadian ports. The decrease in exports of Canadian grain through United States ports has been due to the splendid advantages which Vancouver and New Westminster offer in the shipping of grain.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   CANADIAN GRAIN BOARD
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