The statement has been
made that the miller is making $5 per barrel on flour. I take exception to that statement. I do not believe it is true, and I do not think any gentleman who inquires of any miller in this country will get a reply that will warrant him in making such a statement.
As to the statement of the hon. member for Edmonton that the bulk of the wheat for milling was bought last September, I want more than the hon. gentleman's unconfirmed word. I do not think there is money enough in all the milling companies to buy sufficient wheat to keep all the mills of Canada running for twdlve months. That would be an enormous amount. No doubt they would buy as they could, but I venture to say that somebody has been buying wheat from that time until to-day. Who was buying it? The milling companies. No doubt they are buying wheat to-day and have been buying it every business day since last September. They axe buying it to grind it into flour, and it is being ground into flour.