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

LIB

Edward Mortimer Macdonald

Liberal

Mr. MACDONALD:

Never mind the question-it is only the same old business of setting one opinion against another as a reason for doing nothing. What the people are concerned with, and what the hon. member for Assiniboia is concerned with, is how the plain people of this country are to get food at reasonable figures. The hon. minister talks about what the people will listen to and what they will not listen to. One thing they will not listen to is this veriest twaddle that the hon. minister has inflicted on this committee under pretense of dealing with the question of food prices. I say that, as to the price of the flour, it lies in the hands of this Government to commandeer the wheat necessary for consumption in Canada and to see to it that flour made from that wheat is delivered to the people at a proper price. That is a
solution which any business man could work out.

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