Mr. Bona Arsenault (Bonaventure):
I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Agriculture. Owing to the almost prohibitive
Inquiries of the Ministry cost of fertilizers delivered to the farmers of eastern Quebec and the maritime provinces, a situation which is partly due to recent freight rate increases, would the minister consider a subsidy to cover the transportation costs of fertilizers purchased by farmers?
Right Hon, J. G. Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture): We have been giving consideration to the matter, Mr. Speaker, but I am afraid we are not in a position to take action before dissolution of parliament. We have not the full information with regard to the matter.
Subtopic: REQUEST FOR SUBSIDY ON MOVEMENT TO EASTERN QUEBEC AND MARITIMES