haps we might pass from that to something else, if there is any doubt as to whether the party opposite have always kept their pledges. I hold in my hand the Speech from the Throne delivered in this Parliament on February 14, 1921, and I quote the fallowing, the most solemn pledge that could be given to a Parliament. His Excellency, at the opening of Parliament read:
My advisers are convinced of the necessity for a revision of the customs tariff. In order
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to secure the most complete information a committee has conducted an extensive and thorough inquiry, and has secured the views of all parties and interests in every province. The hearings necessary for this purpose have now been completed, and the conclusions founded thereon will be submitted to you in due course.
If my right hon. friend lives long enough he will live to see what this Government will do in the matter of this platform; hut one thing he will never live to see is this Government putting words into the lips of His Majesty's representative which it does not intend to translate into action.
Let me pass to the more serious aspect of this question, which relates to whether the Liberal party has or has not carried out its pledges of tariff revision. Take, first of all, the platform of the Liberal party as drafted at the convention in 1919. My right hon. friend is fond of alluding to that particular platform.