June 9, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HENDERSON.

I do not often complain of an item being too small, but I honestly think that the government in this case have struck a very low figure indeed. This question is attracting a great deal of

attention in the country and a certain amount of money is required for the gathering of information and in other ways making a strong attempt to improve the condition of The people and suppress this terrible disease. $2,000 to my mind is a very small sum when we consider the large sums which we vote for other purposes. We have just voted $2,000 for a mining institute. To my mind this is a far more worthy object. We had a discussion on the matter of tuberculosis in the early part of the session and I regret very much that the member for Ar-genteuil (Mr. Perley) who takes a deep interest in that matter is not in the House tonight. I think he would have liked very much to have been here and make a statement with reference to it. I simply express my opinion that the item is very small indeed considering the vast importance of the subject.
Some resolutions reported.
Mr. FIELDING moved the adjournment of the House.

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