Right Hon. J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture):
I wish to thank the hon.
member for giving me notice of his question. I might say there is a little more in it, as I have it here, than was just read. As to the first part of the question, we have general reports on the crop conditions, of course, right across Canada, but the detailed reports are taken by the departments of agriculture in the provinces, and we get detailed reports from them. The report that came over the radio last night, to which I listened, was to the effect that they were suggesting something should be done, as is the usual thing
by the province, and expressed some appreciation to the federal government for having paid part of the freight costs of grain from the west, which does help, and suggesting that perhaps more consideration be given to that. The second part of the question has to do with that sort of thing. That is, of course, being continued.