Canada at War: THE DOMINION: Jimmy Rides Again

The one-man farm bloc within the Canadian Cabinet, bantam-sized Agriculture Minister James Garfield Gardiner, proved his shrewdness and power again last week.

Tough little Jimmy Gardiner was pleased as Punch to announce that: 1) the Cabinet had agreed to pay a subsidy on top-grade hogs, to keep up Canada's war-record production of bacon; 2) Britain, which depends on the Canadian larder in wartime only, was dickering for a four-year contract on Canadian bacon.

The second announcement was even better than the first. A long-term contract would give the Dominion's farmers long-term priority in the British market, which...

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