March 8, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)

UFA

William Thomas Lucas

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. W. T. LUCAS (Camrose):

Mr. Speaker, before entering into a discussion of the budget proposals I wish to say a few words with regard to some remarks made by the hon. member for Lisgar (Mr. Brown) last evening, when he spoke of the preference for the Conservative party shown by certain hon. members in this corner during the session of 1926. In my opinion the hon. member for Lisgar is the last person in the house to bring up the question of the famous 1926 session, because one of the most humorous incidents which comes to my mind when I think of that session is the awful agony the hon. member went through whenever the fate of the Liberal party was at stake. With regard to my own position I simply wish to say that I have never attempted to make any apology for the stand I took on that occasion. I submitted that stand to the electors of my constituency, and my presence here to-day is their judgment of that stand. I am prepared to let it go at that.

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