Mr. A. M. EDWARDS (Waterloo South):
Mr. Speaker, I rather hesitate at this late hour of the debate to inject into it what I have to say with regard to this trade agreement. First I should like to take this opportunity to congratulate you, sir, and your deputy upon your appointment to the high office that has been conferred upon you. Having known you both for a considerable length of time in this house I feel perfectly safe in your hands.
I have listened with careful attention to the debate on this proposed trade agreement. It appears to me that the problem before us resolves itself largely into deciding whether on balance we are securing favourable treatment or whether we are paying too much for what we get. In other words, are we not dropping the substance for the