April 10, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Joseph-Arthur Denis

Liberal

Mr. DENIS (Translation):

I am not concerned with other provinces, sir; however, I think that the government have been too lavish, and have not been sufficiently sparing in their political favours; they have not lived up to their obligations nor have they submitted to the house the necessary measures not only to carry out the pledges made by them, in 1930, but also to acquit themselves as Canadian citizens should. The time has arrived for the government to display some human feelings, to carry out its duty and consider the hardships from which we suffer, moreover, to find a remedy.
I shall not further insist. The government must bring down a measure to solve the problems of this crisis. During the 1930 election, members opposite insisted that the solution of the crisis fell to the lot of the Dominion government rather than that of the provinces. To-day, with amazing boldness, they deny all their statements made during the 1930 election. To excuse themselves, they contend that the crisis is world wide and simply ask the people to trust the government, an incompetent and inert administration-

Topic:   UNEMPLOYMENT AND FARM RELIEF
Subtopic:   BILL IN TERMS GENERALLY OF RELIEF ACT, 1933, WITH PROVISION RESPECTING DELAYED RELIEF ACCOUNTS
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