Mr. James Gillies (Don Valley):
Mr. Speaker, I did not realize, when I first got to my feet, that I had so many friends on the other side of the House, nor did I realize that I would be making the second speech in a political campaign. At any rate, I am delighted that the Prime
Minister (Mr. Trudeau) joined in the debate this afternoon, although he did not have much to say about the budget. His participation explains a great deal about what has been going on and what has not been going on in the government. For the first half hour this afternoon the Prime Minister asked, why an election now? He said, "We have done this, we have done that. Why now?" The answer, of course, is quite clear. It is now, because the Canadian people really want something done about inflation.
Subtopic: THE BUDGET