July 20, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Harry Leader

Liberal

Mr. LEADER:

I have .always respected him very much, and I honour him very highly. However, I did not wish to go home to my constituency and tell them that I had sat idly by in the House of Commons while Liberal members, members of the Progressive Conservative party, members of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation party and members of the Social Credit party had stood up and defended the duties on agricultural machinery. I would not feel that I had done my duty. So that I now rise again to protest against the hon. member's statement that this is a step in the wrong direction. I believe that it is in the right direction, and that it is just overdue by twenty-five years.

Topic:   WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic:   THE FARM DOLLAR-CANADA
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