June 9, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

PRO

Oliver Robert Gould

Progressive

Mr. GOULD:

No, I think the hon.
member's question has been answered already. Let me illustrate a little bit further. I have a word to say to the hon. member from Brome (Mr. McMaster) whom I have learned to respect, yea, to revere. I have admired him on many occasions when he has stood in his place and advocated the principles which he believed his party was advocating. Well, do I remember them. I might go back in history to the time the hon. member paid me a visit in Assiniboia, when he came out there preaching the doctrine, very nearly, of free trade, telling the people most positively what the policies and principles of the Liberal party were. A lot of the people believed his statement, and had it not been for the feeling of my constituents and myself that the Liberal party would not fulfil their pledges if they had the opportunity, this being practically the doctrine I preached on every platform, I honestly believe the arguments anl persuasions of the member for Brome would have prevailed. But the people of Canada know now what interpretation means as compared with profession, and I regret-and I am very sorry to say this once again-the very, very small thing that has been handed out to the great majority of the people of Canada, who at least believed in the policies and principles enunciated in the Liberal platform which were similar to the policies in our platform.

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   CONTINUATION OF THE DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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