-and decry and belittle this government's efforts to assist the farmers. In this respect I would suggest that our socialist friends in this house direct some of their attention to the Saskatchewan government itself and direct some of their criticism in that direction. When Mr. Bentley, the minister of health in Saskatchewan, was asked whether the dairy interests objected he stated: "We've had some letters from them. I sympathize with their viewpoint, but I've still got a little Scot's blood .in my veins".
I would suggest that if the Minister of Agriculture made a statement of that type in this house, he would be accused by our socialist friends of being miserly and of not being interested in the plight of the farmer, and would be told that sympathy alone put no money in the farmers' pockets. They would not hesitate to state that the government was patronizing the packing industries; which manufacture margarine rather than the dairy producers, and was adopting policies designed to benefit the packers rather than the farmers.
I was particularly pleased, Mr. Speaker, with one aspect of the budget which does not appear in the actual print. I refer to the tariff policies which can be read into the budget itself. During the past few years the cry for protection has been steadily growing from individual industries and has now been taken up by the Canadian Manufacturers Association, with the result that developments in this respect are being watched with concern not only by the agricultural industry but by the pulp and paper industry and such industries as the aluminum industry in Canada
The Budget-Mr. Weselak. which rely to a great extent on foreign markets to assure the sale of their products.
While on his tour of western Canada last fall the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Drew) is reported to have proclaimed as Conservative party national policy the policy of the maximum processing of Canadian raw materials within Canada before export.
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE