Mr. J. H. HARRIS (Danforth):
Mr. . Speaker, I think I was on my feet just as fast as you were. Now that hon. members have decided to come to Toronto, may I on behalf of the city of Toronto issue a royal welcome? I do not know of any other place in Canada where you can spend two or three weeks on a Sunday afternoon any better than you can in the city of Toronto.
To get back to the main motion: Among other things, hon. members will have to consider a plant and the production of machine guns. It has been my pleasure to have known this Inglis organization for some thirty years. Many thousands of dollars' worth of machinery have come from that plant, but perhaps I am not in order in discussing it now that that portion of the resolution has been disposed of. I want to leave this one thought with hon. members of this house. If they will look around this chamber and take away all the frills we have here, they will have before them a room of about the size of the plant they are to visit. There will be a large crane in operation lifting up pieces of machinery; but they must realize that such a plant is not at all suitable for the particular job of work covered by this contract. Hence the necessity of building another plant with low ceilings to accommodate shafting, pulleys and what-not to operate the lathes, and so on, for the production of the precision machine covered by the contract.
It is only my purpose to speak for another thirty seconds or so, but before I take my seat let me say: Come up and see us some time. I have three little booklets which tell a whole lot about the city of Toronto, and I hope that you all have a pleasant time when you do come up to see us.
Motion (Mr. Fraser) agreed to on division.
Subtopic: MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT