October 26, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

Many farmers have thousands of bushels of wheat which they are unable to market because of a serious discrimination that is taking place against certain districts and areas, although I do not say that it is intentional. Having said that, I ask leave, seconded by the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Ross), to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 31, to discuss the imperative need of immediate action to be taken by the government to alleviate the economic hardship being caused to many farmers in the prairie provinces and the calamitous losses in crop yield and grade that face them, unless effective action is taken by the federal authorities to meet this problem and to assure that many areas and districts in the prairie provinces that are being denied a just and fair share of the available freight cars and storage facilities shall be assured of an equitable allocation and distribution of such freight cars.

Topic:   AVAILABILITY OF FREIGHT CARS-MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 31
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