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

CON

Thomas Wilson Crothers (Minister of Labour)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CROTHERS:

If my hon. friend from Assiniboia (Mr. Turriff) could point to some country where a food controller, or commissioner of supplies, or government official of any kind, had reduced by his action the price of foodstuffs, it would be more to the point. But look on that picture and then on this. Until a few weeks ago the hon. gentleman was urging with great eloquence that wheat and flour should be permitted to go into the United States free because it was dearer there. Now, he finds fault with the price of potatoes because they have been allowed to go into that dearer market-

Topic:   IN COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.
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