November 14, 1940 (19th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of National War Services; Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. GARDINER:

Look at the last election returns and you will be convinced that they do believe it-and they left half of your group at home.
The Address-Mr. Gardiner

Before war came we set up cooperative marketing organizations from coast to coast to handle farm products. Every one of them has been a success financially. Our guarantee enabled them to finance at the bank, and they were so soundly established that although they brought the farmer better returns not one of them required to take a cent out of the treasury of Canada. This demonstrated that the farmers of this countiy can organize and handle the marketing of their own products and make a success of it.
Before the war we paid a premium on good cheese and assisted cheese producers to improve their factories, with the result that quality cheese has been greatly increased both in volume and in price. It is this increase in volume and quality produced by more scientific methods which the leader of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation associates with war and narrow nationalism as the cause of our present farm problems.

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