Mr. BARIBEAU (Translation):
Our farmers have heavy burdens to bear, and if the former government succeeded in reducing the national debt as stated by the hon. member for Sherbrooke (Mr. Howard), it was perhaps, at the expense of our farming classes, for we note that the farmers are those who suffer the most in the present crisis, that their properties are mortgaged, that they have had to resort to promissory notes and contracted obligations which date back to the former regime.
The Budget-Mr. Baribeau
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OP DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP THE MINISTER OF FINANCE