In conclusion, I think it would be well, if this country wishes to avoid broils and internal strife, that more attention be paid to the demands which come from the West. The representations made should not lightly be passed by; we should not merely be told it is our own fault. There are many of us who have been through the mill. We have seen the homesteader go in there and work as hard as any man possibly could, exercising all the frugality that any man could be expected to exercise, and the blame is not his; it is that of the method by which our business is carried on in this country. It is my opinion that that method must be changed; otherwise it is very doubtful whether the boundaries of our country^ can be maintained as we know them to-day.
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE