Mr. Speaker, since the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Jean can defend himself so well and is so aggressive, I would ask him to name the hon. member who said "no", as he did say that that "no" came from his side of the House.
In any event, Mr. Speaker, we will abide by your comments and we will limit ourselves to the problem being debated tonight, namely that of the dairy industry, and I dare hope that there will be no more interruptions.
As a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture, I had the opportunity of visiting a part of Canada and to become familiar with the existing problems. Everywhere, I found nothing but affluence and surpluses, and the real problem of the Eastern farmers is one of surplus production, which is, by the same token, a curse. They are punished because they produce too much. This is the policy of this government which was to ensure social justice, but is not keeping its promises.
February 19, 1970 COMMONS
Now, a few moments ago, even though the hon. member for Lac-Saint-Jean made some protests I must say that I knew him years ago as a perfect gentleman. But, today, because he has changed his political allegiance and is a member of the party with enough electoral funds and to spare, we do not hear him speak as he used to. And our farmers-
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: BUSINESS OF SUPPLY