May I say, Mr. Speaker, to my hon. friend the Minister of Finance, for whom also I have a very great respect, that his argument is not sound. The same condition would apply whether or not this group which I represent and speak for to-day were the third instead of the second largest party in the House. I submit that it should have the opportunity of expressing its opinions in this formal way.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE