On the point of order raised by the minister, since I have been in the house this is the first time that there has ever been any attempt at curtailment of discussion on the budget. An hon. member is entitled to discuss almost anything when he is dealing with the budget because it concerns the expenditures of government whether on wheat, unemployment or anything else. I think the hon. member has a perfect right to speak on any subject he chooses.
Subtopic: DEDATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE