Mr. BARRETTE (Translation):
That is so!
Mr. ST-PERE (Translation): We have
been somewhat too proud and unforeseeing; state ownernship in certain provinces, extravagant expenditures in others and the little thought we gave to future, has brought on hardships of which we now feel the aftermath.
Let us be wiser in the future. The important conferences held here and there emphasize this indifference on the part of all
nations. What strikes one is that in all these quarters where much discussion take place, where little legislation is enacted, where, however, all human ills are recognized, where the causes of the depression are analyzed, where one especially notes that the nationalism of states, high protection, lack of stability of currency, etc., are the causes of the distress we are suffering-these great conferences always end without results and put off the important discussions to relieve the present ills. When shall we return to our senses?
Subtopic: S, 1934