November 29, 1957 (23rd Parliament, 1st Session)


Hazen Robert Argue

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. H. R. Argue (Assiniboia):

Mr. Speaker, I ask leave, seconded by the hon. member for Kindersley, to move the adjournment of the house under standing order 26 for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance, namely the continuing crisis in the agricultural industry brought about by depressed prices of farm products, increasing costs of production and loss of markets, together with the inexcusable delay of the government in taking steps to provide farmers with guaranteed prices for their products at a level to create parity with other prices and to assure farmers a fair share of the national income as promised in the recent election, and the need for immediate action by parliament to deal with this grave emergency.
If I may, Mr. Speaker, I would add that one further reason prompting this motion is the fact that the government will not announce a date when it is prepared to advance its own legislation.

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