Mr. JAMES STEEDSMAN (Souris) :
The Budget-Mr. Steedsman
turers immediately alongside of them, if it were not for the protective tariff. He told us the same thing applied to fruit. Well, if the manufacturers and fruit growers of British Columbia, or of Ontario for that matter, cannot compete with the manufacturers and fruit growers of the United States, then, as some one has said, they will have to get out of the business. That is the solution so far as I can see. How does the fruit question affect the agriculturists of the prairies? After all it is at the expense of the agriculturists of the prairies that the people of British Columbia are asking for protection for their manufacturers and their fruit growers.
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