Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):
The farmers realized this situation and proved it eloquently on July 28, 1930. Do they now regret having acted so energetically against their oppressors? They certainly do not regret the New Zealand treaty, nor the generosities of the former government towards the United States, nor the former tariff which afforded very little protection and was the ca-use of their distress. Now, under the impulse of the new policy, equilibrium will be restored, thus dissipating the nerve wrecking nightmares of a year of depression. I made the suggestion, a few moments ago, to those who will represent us at the Imperial conference which is being held in Ottawa-a great honour for Canada- to do everything possible in order to obtain a preference on newsprint and pulp so as to help our working Classes. I shall further add that such a preference would tend besides to aid numerous farmers, for most of them are owners of woodlots, and the sale of their wood would allow them to realize appreciable profits. We must protect our industries, and farming, being the main industry of this country, deserves the greatest protection.
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE