Mr. S. W. JACOBS (George Etienne Cartier) :
Mr. Speaker, my Object in rising to-night is not to indulge in any lengthy discussion upon the budget. Practical men, I submit, can say what they have to say upon the budget when the resolutions are before the committee. The budget is an annual talk-fest for doctrinaires who wish to discuss the relative advantages of protection and free trade. The free trader looks upon the protectionist as a thief; the protectionist looks upon the free trader as a visionary.
It is rather late in the evening, Mr. Speaker, for me to express any views upon
The Budget-Mr. Jacobs
these questions-if I had any. My object in rising is to discuss a matter which I wished to bring before the House earlier in the session. I had on the Order Paper a resolution with regard to immigration, but unfortunately private members' day was taken away before this resolution could be debated. I may say that it would have been reached earlier, had I not consented, out of good nature, to give way to oleomargarine, and then I found that after oleomargarine had-I was going to say paved the way-
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE