March 6, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UFA

George Gibson Coote

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. G. G. COOTE (Macleod):

Mr. Speaker, I feel myself at a disadvantage to-night in following two such entertainers as the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe) and the hon. member for Parkdale (Mr. Spence). I must say in all sincerity that with all his humour the hon. member for Parkdale has endeavoured to make some constructive suggestions to the government. The Minister of Justice this afternoon amused the house and himself by reading numerous extracts which eminently suited his purpose to show conflicting criticisms directed at the government's budget from the Conservative and the Independent members of this house. He then declared, I think rather categorically, that the government represented all the people and all the interests of Canada, but he failed to offer for the benefit either of those whom he represents, or of the members of the house, any analysis of the budget or its effect on the people or the country.

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