If I may be perinitted to answer the hon. gentleman, I may say that I pointed out clearly that when the woollen industry of this country was in a flourishing condition, there was a much higher price paid for wool, with the duty as it is at the present time. If the hon. gentleman will take my advice and rearrange the tariff on woollen goods, I cannot see why that state of affairs should not come around again, from the natural demand that will be created by the increased manufacture of woollen goods in Canada, and the increased price of wool to the Canadian farmer. I pointed out that there was a time when we paid as much as 52 cents a pound for Canadian wool, with the duty just the same as it is now. Why were we able to do that? Simply because the mills were all in operation, using Canadian wool. But owing to the change in the tariff on the manufactured article, there has been such an importation of English woollen goods into this country that they have displaced the demand for Canadian wool, and consequently the price of Canadian wool decreased until it has reached the price at which it stands to-day. Just what corresponding duty would be required on the manufactured article if you put ten cents a pound on wool I am not prepared to say. I am not engaged in the manufacture of tweeds; I am engaged in the manufacture of flannels, and speak from that standpoint; but I would not like to speak for the general manufacturers of tweeds in the Dominion of Canada.
Topic: SUPPLY-THE WOOLLEN INDUSTRY.
Subtopic: THOS. DELWORTH,