July 3, 1919 (13th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Folger Nickle



My hon. friend really took my remark right out of my mouth. I was just going to say that it is true that the figures that I have given do not actually represent that the amount of the export was proportionate to the increased value of the export. The value of our agricultural products had increased very rapidly between 1914-15 and 1917-18, with the result that the $710,000,000 in 1917-18 as compared with $187,000,000 of the first year probably did not represent an increased ratio of exports in proportion to the value. But what it does represent is that out of Canada during these years,an ever-increasing supply of foodstuffs wasgoing. Take, for instance, fisheries. Fisheries rose from $23,000,000 in the first year to $24,000,000, and again to $33,000,000. Animal products rose from $111,000,000 to $157,000,000 and then to $163,000,000; agricultural products from $396,000,000 to $427,000,000 and to $440,000,000 during the last year. Or taking it in the aggregate, in the first year the exports of fisheries, animal products and agricultural products were $530,000,000, in the next year $630,000,000, and in the last year $638,000,000.

Topic:   SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   BOARD OF COMMERCE ACT, 1919.
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