May 7, 1974 (29th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

James McPhail Gillies

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Gillies:

Having seen the budget that was brought down on Monday night, they realize that the government has neither the heart, will, courage nor the ideas to tackle the inflation problem in this country. Like hundreds of thousands of other Canadians on Monday, I waited to see what the government would do about the inflation problem. Through my mind went a variety of scenarios of things the government might try to do or suggest. Differential pricing was a possibility. Some sort of selective price controls, backed by high subsidies, such as the government has been trying in past months, might work for a time. But the one scenario that did not occur to me was that the government would come forth for another year with the same old policies and ideas and suggest that these were a modern, contemporary approach to dealing with inflation in Canada.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   THE BUDGET
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