March 9, 1953 (21st Parliament, 7th Session)

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

What the Liberal government which came into power in 1935 did was merely carry on the new trade and agricultural marketing structure which the Bennett government had created.
In his speech the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) made much of the increased prices which the farmers are now receiving as compared with what they received before the war; but he did not mention that this increase in money return is in 50-cent dollars. He did not point out that the farmer who is now getting $1.50 a bushel for his wheat- which the minister himself said is the average price on the farm-is exactly the same position as was the farmer in the thirties who was getting 75 cents a bushel.

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