February 6, 1967 (27th Parliament, 1st Session)


James Allen (Jim) Byrne (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport)


Mr. Byrne:

In this statement, Mr. Speaker, we find net sales of $110,988,000, and other income of $182,000, for a total of $111 million odd. Expenditures are $92 million, estimated income tax $207,000, for a net savings available for distribution to members of $5,063,000.
I wonder whether anyone can find in this statement anything that faintly resembles a disbursement to a charitable institution unless, of course, 50 per cent of the western farmers on the western prairies are in need of welfare. Incidentally, none of these dividends have apparently been distributed to the western prairie farmers and others.
You will note from the statement, Mr. Speaker, that in any portion of the operations in which a deficit is incurred, the shortfall is described in such bourgeois terms as a loss. Where there is an excess-

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