Take a leaf out of the book of the American workingman. Help your employers to obtain for themselves and for you a Canada-for-Canadians tariff.
Why, Sir, is it at this moment, when the people and the government of the United States are endeavouring to free themselves from the shackles which have been coiled around them by the manufacturers, the trusts, the combines, which are the direct creation of the tariff that we are called upon-to be so foolish and so criminal as to put our limbs into these shackles ? Is it at a time when manufacturers in the United States are closing their mills right and left that we are to adopt the policy which has brought about the distress that to-day exists in that country ? Is it at a time when American workmen have their wages decreased by ten, twenty or even forty per cent that Canadian workmen are asked to be so unmindful, so ignorant of their own interests as to adopt the American tariff ? No, Sir. For my part, much as I admire the United States-and I have never had any hesitation in declaring that I have the greatest admiration for that great people, for they are a great people, and no one can read their history without admiration of the qualities that they have displayed-great as is my admiration for the United States, yet, if we are to seek an example, it is not to the United States that I would look for it. We can do better. I do not want to seek my examples anywhere than in this land of Canada. We have better institutions and a better fiscal policy than theirs. We have a fiscal policy of moderation. Their fiscal policy is a policy of exaggeration. It has brought that country, I will not say to the verge of civil war. But tonday what do you find in the United States ? You find a condition which is not healthy, a condition different from that