June 13, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

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Some hon. Members:

Hear, hear!
Hon. Hugh ]ohn Flemming (Carleton-Charlotte): Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity, even though only a few minutes remain, to take part in the debate on the budget. I have always felt it a great privilege to be given the chance to speak on the budget. In the budget debate, of course, we learn the ways and means by which the minister proposes to tax people and to achieve those objectives which the government thinks are desirable. I have always felt that it is a great privilege to speak in a debate like this, because if there are things you do not like about the budget you can pick them out and tell the minister what you think.

I congratulate the minister for the budget speech he made and trust that some of the objectives he has set for this government will be met. He said that it was his aim and objective to bring down a budget that would provide more jobs. Those words did not fall on deaf ears so far as I am concerned. Everyone in the chamber applauded his statement. We all hope, trust and pray that the minister's objectives in that respect will be realized.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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