It does not seem to me that the hon. member who has the floor is reading his speech; so far as I can see he is merely consulting his notes. I must repeat, however, what I have directed to the attention of hon. members on many occasions, that there is far too much noise in the chamber. If hon. members would converse in lower tones we could hear better.
Subtopic: DEBATE OX THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE