February 17, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

We said nothing about that. We felt at that time that it was our duty and our contribution. No one has ever heard the western Canadian farmer make any real complaint, as to his position at that time. But hon. members should remember or should know the extent of the farmer's contribution at that time when they are deal-
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mg with conditions in western Canada to-day, for his present plight is in part due to the conditions of that time.
The hon. member who moved this resolution (Mr. Pelletier) made mention of tariff. I was glad to hear the hon. member for North Battleford (Mr. McIntosh) state, what I know to be true, that this commission which has been formed will look into all the troubles or grievances of any province in Canada. Surely one of the greatest grievances of many people in practically all the provinces is the taxation arising from the tariff in this country, not as a taxation by the government, but as a taxation by special interests in Canada upon the rest of the people.

Topic:   PROBLEMS OF WESTERN CANADA
Subtopic:   PROPOSED APPOINTMENT OF ROYAL COMMISSION TO STUDY AND REPORT ON ECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
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