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

PC

Douglas Scott Harkness

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Harkness:

He is no better off at all as far as real wages are concerned. If he is getting $1.50 now, he is getting exactly the same as in the thirties when he was getting 75 cents. As a matter of fact, during a certain part of the thirties the farmer was getting more money in real wages for his wheat and other farm products than he is getting now; considerably more.

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