March 8, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Hugh Guthrie

Liberal

Mr. GUTHRIE.

I can answer my hon. friend that the county of Wellington sends beef to the English market labelled Wellington beef, and it commands the highest prices in that market to-day. I have never discussed the question with my hon. friend from Montreal (Mr. Bickerdike), who is well up in the cattle business, but I do say that the general price of cattle, as between Canada and the Argentine, is regulated in Mr. GUTHRIE.
Liverpool, or, at least, in Great Britain, where we are selling our cattle, day after day, in competition with the Argentine and with the world. I suppose that, in regard to the general grades of cattle, prices will be about equal. But my point is that this 45-cent-labour which my hon. friend from East Hastings (Mr. Northrup) states will be ruinous to Canada has never been ruinous to us in the past.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS-RECIPROCAL TRADE WITH UNITED STATES.
Subtopic:   P. C. KNOX,
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