June 26, 1954 (22nd Parliament, 1st Session)


Walter Edward Harris (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration; Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; Liberal Party House Leader)


Mr. Harris:

The figure my hon. friend uses is an estimated figure which is made up in November before these estimates are submitted to treasury board, and that is why we feel that a certain margin is required here. It is one of those estimates that does vary a bit and I think he will find, if I may say so, that the Department of Citizenship
[The Chairman.]
and Immigration keeps its estimates down pretty close and has the reputation of being one of the three or four departments that have reduced their estimates on occasions.

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