Mr. DUGUAY (Translation):
As I read this letter to you, you will realize how critical is the position of the farmers in my riding:
March 31, 1932.
Dr. L. Duguay, M.P.,
Parliament Buildings, Ottawa.
The Catholic Farmers' Union of Quebec forwarded, within the month, a petition to the federal members concerning the needs of the farmers of Quebec province. One of these needs is for borrowing facilities. At the last session of the provincial legislature fourteen thousand farmers signed a petition to the Tasehereau government asking for a rural credit system. \Ve had the painful experience to learn one fine morning that all action on this petition had been indefinitely postponed. And that's that. The banks refuse to loan us any money. . . .
Some may find the contents of this letter absurd.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE