May I ask a supplementary question. Perhaps before doing that I ought to give an explanation of the bootlegging of grain as defined by the president of the farmers' union of Alberta. This is taken from the report of the special committee of that union:
Some irrigation farmers or ranchers who have no grain of their own to sell to the wheat board find a straight grain farmer who is short of dollars and buy a readily saleable grade of wheat at a price considerably less than the legal initial payment price at the elevator, and deliver the grain on their own producer's permit.
In some cases this type of transaction is facilitated by the elevator agent who may do it as a service to his customer or take a cut from both producer and the seller in the transaction.
I believe, sir, the rather serious charge involved here is a matter that would certainly come under the jurisdiction of the Canadian wheat board.
Topic: ALLEGED BOOTLEGGING IN ALBERTA