Hon. J. G. GARDINER (Minister of Agriculture) :
As a matter of privilege I should like to clarify a statement which was made the other evening and upon which there have been some reports that are creating some difficulties. Most of us find it rather difficult to get any butter in these days. Following my remarks the other evening the suggestion was made that I had said there might be a
further increase in the price of butter. Naturally that would cause persons who have butter to hold it for the higher price. I just wish to state that I had no intention of making any such suggestion either to this house or to the country, and I want to emphasize that fact. What I did was suggest that already there had been an increase in the price of butter and that there might be other products in connection with which increases might be necessary, but there was no reference to butter in the latter part of the statement.