I should like to make a few remarks with regard to what the hon. member for Davenport said with respect to the coal business. If anything, the standard of coal we received in the past year was as good as or better than we have received in Canada for a long time. The hon. member referred to twelve tons being burned by certain people, three tons more than a year ago. That is contrary to the experience of most people. Householders throughout Ontario who last year used six to eight tons of coal used one or two tons less this winter. That was reflected in the amount of coal we were obliged to import; and if it had not been for that coal we never would have been able to get through the winter. The hon. member for York South
praised the wartime prices and trade board, but then came along with a couple of little digs about short weight, and the coal dealers selling water. I do not know where these gentlemen from the good city of Toronto get their coal, but if I lived there I would move out of Toronto and go some place where I could find honest coal dealers.
Topic: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE