April 23, 1926

PRO

Agnes Campbell Macphail

Progressive

Miss MACPHAIL:

Does the hon. member really believe that?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

If I did not believe it I should be the most desolate man in the world.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
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PRO

Agnes Campbell Macphail

Progressive

Miss MACPHAIL:

Is the hon. gentleman willing, then, not only to support, but if possible to strengthen, a policy that can only perpetuate international friction and discord?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

We may disagree as to methods, but in relation to anything that can by any possibility prevent a recurrence of what took place between 1914 and 1918 there is not a man with a soul in his body who is not prepared to help to the utmost of his power. I am sure that every one of us would do everything under heaven to prevent a cataclysm of that kind ever occurring again. But I ask, what was it that caused these men to go over there and lay down their lives? It was to save France and Belgium, it was to save civilization, it is said. True; it was to save civilization. But it was to save Canada as well. These men made the sacrifice in order to protect the homes of Canadians so that the mothers and wives, the sisters and sweethearts, the women of this country whom my hon. friend from Southeast Grey (Miss Macphail) represents in this House, would never again be called upon to endure the tortures and to go through the hell of the experience which the women of northern France and Belgium could not escape in those years.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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PRO

Agnes Campbell Macphail

Progressive

Miss MACPHAIL:

Will the hon. member admit that what caused the late war causes all wars? Will he admit that the prime cause was an economic one, and that the protection of women and children was no part of it?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

George Brecken Nicholson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. NICHOLSON:

I will not admit anything of the kind. I will not be drawn into a discussion at the moment as to what the cause of the war was, but I do know, as we all know, that 60,000 of the best of our Canadian manhood went forward and willingly laid down their lives to save Canada in that war, while 450,000 made the same sacrifice potentially, having been willing to die if necessary. Those who were not killed have returned, and their representatives this

afternoon appealed to this government for the right to earn their living in their own country. That is all they were doing; they asked nothing but justice. One hundred thousand of their number have already been forced to leave Canada, and as a result of the proposal this government brings down in the present budget thousands upon thousands more of them will be compelled to migrate from Canada to seek employment elsewhere. As I said at the outset, if the government had engaged a group of Wall Street experts to devise a policy that had for its object the transference of the whole industrial and economic life of this country to the United States, they could not have got a more complete plan than that which they themselves have suggested to parliament in the budget now under consideration.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. J. GORDON ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, no section of the budget has aroused more interest than the lowering of the tariff on automobiles. The reason is clear. The man who owns one feels that he will some day buy another. He who does not possess a car always retains a hope. We live alongside the great American republic. Our people cross and recross the boundary line. We read Canadian and American publications. A motor car is a definite thing. We know what it is and we know that motor cars on the Canadian side of the line are approximately 35 per cent higher in price than on the American side. There is here no case for academic dispute.

Hon. gentlemen opposite love to tell us that tariffs lower prices. They try to tell us that if the tariff is applied long enough and high enough the price will come down. They imply, I presume, that the Canadian manufacturers' Association is an organization for lowering prices-they seem to suggest that the Oshawa delegation has constituted itself into a committee to lower the cost of living and that all they seek is a chance to bring down prices to the point that will permit the people to buyl No sane man holds such views. The case was plainly stated by the Hon. A. J. Balfour-now Lord Balfour- when he said:

The object of a tariff is to raise prices-if it fails to raise .prices, it fails in the accomplishment of its object.

I accept the definition of Lord Balfour.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Ambrose Upton Gledstanes Bury

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BURY:

Will the hon. gentleman tell

us where that quotation is from?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

From a speech

made by the Hon. A. J. Balfour during the Chamberlain high tariff campaign.

2758 COMMONS

The Budget-Mr. Ross (Moose Jaw)

Mr. BUR\ : Cannot the hon. member give us the publication?

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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

In that sense

protection has not failed in Canada. I quote-

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

Will the hon. gentleman please give the name of the publication?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

I will give it to my hon. friend if he will call at my office in the morning.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

I am asking for it now.

Some- hon. MEMBERS: Order.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

Mr. Speaker, will the

hon. gentleman kindly give the name of the publication?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, I

have not yet said that I would permit the hon. member to ask me a question.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Edmond Baird Ryckman

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RYCKMAN:

I am merely asking

the hon. gentleman a question.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

Georges Henri Boivin (Minister of Customs and Excise)

Liberal

Mr. BOIVIN:

You have no right to do

so.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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CON

Arthur Meighen (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MEIGHEN:

Was it not published in the Moose Jaw Times?

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

John Gordon Ross

Liberal

Mr. ROSS (Moose Jaw):

Mr. Speaker, I

have not yet permitted the right hon. gentleman to ask me a question.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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LIB

Ernest Lapointe (Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

Or else he has been

misquoted by the leader of the opposition.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL
Sub-subtopic:   FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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April 23, 1926