under discussion some few weeks ago, I had occasion to express what I thought was the opinion of my constituents in regard to the budget proposals. Shortly afterwards, I was taken to task by the hon. member for Gloucester (Mr. Robichaud), the hon. member for Westmorland (Mr. Copp) and members for other parts of the Maritime provinces as not expressing the views of my constituents or the electors generally of the Maritime provinces. At that time I moved an amendment which, unfortunately, was ruled out of order, and I propose again to-day to move the amendment on the second reading of this bill, knowing as I do that the budget reductions are very detrimental to various industries in this Dominion, and that it would be to the welfare of the whole country that a consistently maintained protective policy be pursued. Without elaborating much more upon this question which has been discussed fairly well during the last few weeks, I beg to move:
That all the words after the word " that " be struck out and the following substituted therefor:
This House is of opinion that the welfare of Canada requires a consistently maintained protective policy.
The House divided on the amendment (Mr. Doucet) which was negatived on the following division.
Arthurs, YEAS Messrs. Marler,
Black (Halifax), Maybee,
Chaplin, Ross (Kingston),
Drayton (Sir Henry), Sheard,
Ladner, Stewart (Hamilton),
MacLaren, Stewart (Leeds),
Maclean (York), Sutherland,
Archambault, NAYS Messrs. Hoey,
Bel and, Humphrey,
Black (Huron), Johnston,
Brown, Kennedy (Edmonton),
Bureau, Kennedy (Glengarry &
Caldwell, Kennedy (Port Arthur &
Cannon, King (Huron),
Carmichael, King (Kootenay),
Carroll, King, Mackenzie (York),
Denis (St. Denis), Lucas,
Desaulniers, Macdonald (Pictou),
Deslauriers, MacLean (Prince, P.E.I.),
Elliott (Waterloo), McDonald (Timiskaming),
Fournier, Marcil (Bonaventure),
Gardiner, Marcile (Bagot),
Garland (Bow River), Martell,
Rinfret, Stewart (Argenteuil),
Robb, Stewart (Humboldt),
Ross (Simcoe), Vien,
St. Pere, Wallace,
Shaw, W oodsworth.-135.
Sinclair (Queens, P.E.I.),
(The list of pairs is furnished by the Chief Whips.
When the resolution was in committee of the 4 p.m. Whole certain questions were asked with reference to the duty on tea. The minister had not the information at the time but subsequently we got something like an estimate. How many appeals were there before the Customs Board at that time and what were the names of the appellants?