January 27, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. MACLEAN :

How is it then
that shipments of wheat are going from Canada to the United States now and paying the duty? It may be that at times the price was higher in Canada, but what I say is that on the average the price is higher in the United States. We have the resolutions passed by the farmers themselves, and my hon. friend will not dispute that the farmers who have the experience know what they are talking about. Anybody who has read the long and careful investigation made by the Winnipeg Free Press in regard to freight rates in the West, must admit that a case has been made out that rates are lower on American railways, and that the price of wheat on the average is better in the Canadian market. It is our duty to do something for the farmer. Other hon. members have made speeches to that effect.

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