May 29, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I do not remember the
price of butter at that time, but I do remember very well, and this may be confirmed by looking up the market quotations, that the moment the high tariff of 8 cents a pound became operative the price of cold storage butter went up 2 cents a pound. My hon. friend from Brome-Missisquoi (Mr. Pickel) will not deny the fact that not a single farmer got the slightest share of that 8800,000; it all went into the pockets of the shareholders of those cold storage plants. I have been frequently told that our High Commissioner in London was interested in a dairy syndicate while he was living in this beloved country.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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