Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I am endeavouring to make a statement on behalf of the people I represent, on a very complicated question, and the information I am giving is not my own. I have endeavoured to present it through various documents, such as the Financial Review for 1939, the Financial Post, and different sources of information from which I have selected this material. At this particular time I am following closely the information contained in these documents because I do not want to make any statements which are not in accordance with the facts. But I have not any intention of reading my speech so far as it consists of the comments which I intend to make upon these notes.
Subtopic: DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE