Mr. Johnston (Bow River):
Yes, shame. What a sorry outlook for the future.
Mr. Speaker, the Social Credit party has advocated a two-price system for agriculture, a system which would give in the domestic field a parity price for agricultural products. I will not define parity again because I gave the Prime Minister's definition of that a little while ago. On the export markets we would have to take what is generally known as the world price. That should be supplemented by a price support, a deficiency payment or what we Social Crediters have often described as a price discount. All three terms mean about the same thing. We have advocated this system for years. When you consider the income from the domestic and export markets under such a system agriculturists would then be receiving their fair share of the national income. There is nothing like that in this bill. As a matter of fact, as the hon. member for Melville (Mr. Gardiner) said last evening, there is nothing in this bill which is very different from what was contained in the Agricultural Prices Support Act. If the farmers of this country want a change in agricultural policy and if they want the industry put on a sound basis they will have to look to someone else other than to the Liberals or the Conservatives.
Subtopic: MEASURE TO PROVIDE GUARANTEED PRICES FOR CERTAIN COMMODITIES, ETC.