Mr. S. J. Korchinski (Mackenzie):
Mr. Speaker, I lived through the 1930s as a young boy and I am very glad to know
October 4, 1983
that the NDP, which grew up in the 1930s, or at least they had short pants in the 1930s, have suddenly come to defend the Wheat Board. Who in the world originated the Wheat Board, Mr. Speaker? Why did they originate the Wheat Board? It was the Conservative Government that saved the pools, my friend from the NDP, so 1 have no apologies to make for standing up here.
I notice the Hon. Member for Prince Albert (Mr. Hovdebo) taking off and the Hon. Member for Regina East (Mr. de Jong). All of a sudden it begins to register on them. They of all people should know something about the situation in western Canada.
You can make a lot of speeches in this House, Mr. Speaker, and as long as you are talking to a bunch of Liberals who do not have a clue what it is all about, as long as you have the representation in the NDP with only two Members with any remote relationship to the Wheat Board, then I suppose it is safe enough for you to say anything.
Our Party does not have that kind of representation. Fortunately, our Party has representation from rural parts of Canada and we are familiar with what has happened. We know what the Wheat Board stands for. The brother of the man who heads the Wheat Board is in my constituency, for your information, and I will be darned if 1 am going to go out there and talk against a voter of mine.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: WESTERN GRAIN TRANSPORTATION ACT