June 4, 1917 (12th Parliament, 7th Session)

LIB

George William Kyte

Liberal

Mr. KYTE:

I am sure that the people of this country will not receive very much encouragement from the explanation which the Minister of Labour has given this evening. The minister stands as the apologist of all those who have succeeded in forcing up the prices of foodstuffs in this country to a point which it is almost impossible for the ordinary man to reach. The conclusions of his observations are that nothing is done; nothing is to 'be expected, and nothing is possible. He expressed the pious hope that after the war conditions would be such that a reduction in the cost of food commodities *might be brought about.

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