April 9, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)

SC

Solon Earl Low

Social Credit

Mr. Low:

Mr. Speaker, at six o'clock I
mentioned that I had been very much interested in an analysis of the estimates placed before the house by the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott) something over two weeks ago. I have taken those estimated expenditures for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1952, and I have placed in tabular form the various departmental expenditures. I have shown them in the first table as percentages of the gross national product and, in the second, as percentages of the national income, assuming in each case that the fiscal year 1951-52 will show approximately the same gross national production in Canada and approximately the same national income as did 1950-51.
With your permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to place these two short tables on the record, because they show in tabular form those relationships which I believe the people of the country would like to have.

Topic:   COST OF LIVING
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT, MR. DREW
Full View