March 19, 1931 (17th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Maurice Brasset

Liberal

Mr. BRASSET (Translation):

It is a newspaper that tells the truth.
-they will ask why our export trade shows a deficit on all British markets where, previous to July 28 last, we regularly had a favourable
balance.
They will ask why, after having gained rural ridings by promising to increase the price of butter by cutting out the New Zealand imports, they only succeeded in lowering these prices by 2 cents below the prices of 1929;
They will ask why, in the midst of the crisis, while thousands of Canadians are unemployed, they disorganized the import trade of automobiles and threw on the street about 10,000 workers.
They will be made to answer for all their pledges and all their blunders. The people abide their hour and that hour will come.
Mr. H. A. MULLINS (Marquette); Mr. Speaker, before I take up the subjects I intend to discuss to-night, allow me to extend to you my congratulations upon your appointment. I wish also to extend my congratulations to the mover (Mr. Cormier) and the seconder (Mr. Porteous) of the address in reply to the speech from the throne.
It is some years since I was last in this chamber and there have been many changes in the personnel, but I see a few of the old faces here and that gives me delight and encouragement.
I have listened to the attacks by hon. gentlemen opposite upon my hon. leader, and f confess that while they were being made I found it very hard to keep my seat. I would not be speaking this evening if it were not for the statements made from the other side of the house that this is a onenman government.

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