May I remind the hon. member for Weyburn (Mr. Douglas) that two sessions ago we passed a bill concerning vocational education which had a much wider coverage than the resolution we are discussing this evening. This question has been raised, and I think these things should be answered. It has been stated that in this country education is a monopoly of the rich. I disagree with that statement. That is the sort of thing that inflames public opinion from one end of this country to the other. I suggest to the hon. member for Yorkton that it would be just too bad for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation party if education had been the monopoly of the rich, for I understand that the leader of his party is a university graduate, and a good scholar too. I do not think a statement like the one I have mentioned is warranted, particularly when one looks around the benches of this House of Commons.
I just wanted to answer those points while I was on my feet, Mr. Speaker; I am not going to detain the house longer. I should have been glad to give an historical review of technical education in this country, in which I have taken some interest and in the establishment of which I have played some small part. I hope this measure will pass quickly, for the province of Manitoba needs the money. I would say to the hon. member for Gaspe (Mr. Roy) that his province availed itself of its full quota under the legislation, and the only province that still has to make use of its allocation is Manitoba. I hope hon. members will grant the request of that province with due expedition this evening.
Subtopic: AMENDMENT TO PROVIDE FOR APPROPRIATION OF UNEXPENDED FUNDS