Hon. HUMPHREY MITCHELL (Minister of Labour):
I wish to thank my hon. friend for having given notice of his question. The federal department of labour, along with provincial agricultural authorities, sugar beet growers and sugar companies, have been giving special attention to the matter referred to by the hon. member. I cannot give any absolute assurance, in view of the very tight labour situation in agriculture to-day, and the fact since V-J day that we have not had the power of direction. I think, however, the hon. member may rest ^assured that we shall overcome the difficulties this year, as we have done in the past, ever since I have been head of the department.