March 1, 1968 (27th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

Warner Herbert Jorgenson

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Jorgenson:

Mr. Chairman, the speakers who preceded me in this debate, including those from the government side, have shown that there are serious defects in our agricultural industry. The hon. member for Durham who directly preceded me chided the government gently for failing to bring some measure of relief to the industry. That industry today is suffering-for lack of a better term-from the weaknesses of a government that vacillates and never has time to settle down and do what is necessary to make sure that the industry is treated fairly.
I recall that in the three past election campaigns members of the government went from one end of the country to the other loudly proclaiming they had all the answers. It turns out that not only do they not have the answers; they do not know the questions.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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