May 1, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

CON

William Thomas White (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir THOMAS WHITE:

My hon. friend looked pleasant in just the same sense that a man having his photograph taken looks pleasant-my hon. friend knows what I mean by that. He had very little sympathy for the high prices the farmers in the West were getting for their wheat. We often hear statements made as to the energy which Governments should devote in order to bring immigrants into this country, and I agree with all that has been said as to the desirability of the greatest possible activity being shown in bringing immigrants into this country; but the best immigration agent for Canada is a good price for wheat.

Topic:   THE POTATO SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET.
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