Yes, that is one, but I
shall not go into that now. It is the prerogative of the Minister of Finance, to which ever party he may belong, when he is bringing down his budget, to paint things in the rosiest possible light. It is his duty to do that, and I do not begrudge him it at all. But my hon. friend from West Calgary (Mr. Bennett), in one of those brilliant speeches of his to which
we all are pleased to listen, exposed some of the fallacies of the reasoning of the Minister of Finance. He pointed out that while there was in the budget of last year an apparent reduction, in taxation, there was actually a real increase in the amount taken from the people. Certainly it is a strange paradox when you can cut down taxation and yet take more money from the pockets of the people.