December 13, 1910 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

I got them from the Agricultural Department. It will be noticed from that table that 11 years ago we exported, of animals and their products, $56,000,000 worth, and that last year we exported only $53,000,000 worth, the year before that $51,000,000, and the present year $53,000,000. Thus, instead of there being any development, there has been in reality a contraction of that trade. When we remember that in the present year the prices of animal products were much higher than in other years, it will be seen that these values do not represent as large an actual exportation as the figures would indicate. These figures, to my mind, speak volumes. It is said that, figures will not lie, and I do not think they will in this respect, but I am sometimes told, when discussing these questions with the farmers, that there has been a great development in the factory, or packing house trade, that the volume of packing house products has greatly expanded. But these products are all included in the figures I have already given. The products of the packing houses exported have been as follows:

Topic:   SUPPLY-THE LIVE STOCK INDUSTRY.
Subtopic:   EXPORTS OF ANIMALS AND THEIR PRODUCTS,
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