February 16, 1937 (18th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Leader of the Opposition):

It is obvious that this is not the moment for a discussion of the intima-ation given by the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King), but as a citizen of Alberta I protest with all my might against this

discrimination. I protest that the Minister of Finance (Mr. Dunning) permitted that province to default and did not advance it the necessary money shortly after the present provincial administration came into office, whereas he now accords Manitoba and Saskatchewan that assistance which will save them from the course which it was necessary for the province of Alberta to follow.
Hon. CHARLES A. DUNNING (Minister of Finance): I assume, Mr. Speaker, the
rules will not permit me to reply.

Topic:   DOMINION-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS ROYAL COMMISSION TO STUDY TAXATION AND DIVISION OF FINANCIAL POWERS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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