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

LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

Last night the hon. Minister of Agriculture asked me where I got the figures I then quoted, and I told him that I would let him have the source of my authority this afternoon, that I was speaking from memory at the moment. I have in my hands a statement from the bureau of statistics, internal trade branch, from which it appears that for the first five months 'of 1930 the average wholesale price of creamery No. 1 butter at Montreal was 37 cents, while the average wholesale price for the same month of creamery extra at New York was 36.3 cents a pound.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
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