Would it not be foolish for anybody to dispute the fact that fruits and vegetables come from the farms of Canada; but when an article has had manufacturing work performed on it to the extent that canned goods and boots and shoes have, I think it becomes a manufactured article. If it does not, then the arguments that my hon. friends have been using for years in respect of canned goods and boots and shoes fall to the ground. I never knew that these were products of the farm. But there are many other examples.
The other night, I think it was, the member for Marquette (Mr. Crerar) delivered a tremendous tirade upon automobiles and automobile tires, and yet I find that in the matter of rubber goods, rubber and its manufactures are padded into the lists of goods represented in the figures as given by that hon. member. I will give you the items: Rubber, rubber waste, rubber belting, rubber boots and shoes, manufactured rubber products and tires to the extent of over $4,000,000. But that is not enough, Mr. Speaker. There is another article that our friends from the left have been giving us a lot of talk about and that is sugar; and yet they have taken the whole of the sugar products of Canada and shoved them into farm products. Why? Because a small quantity originates on the farm. Such a thing is unreasonable because these products amount to $11,600,000. Why they have even grabbed the exports of tea and coffee.
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