While it is not my responsibility in any sense of the word to reply to any observations made by the hon. member for Dauphin, nevertheless I think it is only fair to say that when he was talking about the late Lord Bennett attempting to blast his way into the markets of the world, he could very well have admitted that the late Lord Bennett made an able attempt to do business when the world was in complete economic collapse. Hon. members who are a little older than the hon. member for Dauphin professes to be recall full well that when the late President Roosevelt, the leader of the Democratic party, which is comparable to the Liberal party of this country, came into power in the United States in 1932, it was necessary to close the banking institutions, and the people of that country were unable to obtain currency except through some of the life insurance companies which were able to continue to function. Therefore, having regard to the over-all picture, I do not think anyone will say that there was any great success, but at least it saved this country from economic chaos. I think the late Lord Bennett is entitled to our commendation for the noble efforts he made to see this country through one of its most critical periods in our history.
lake some other hon. members, I feel somewhat confused since we are now asked to vote interim supply. This is the second time that we have been asked to vote interim supply during this session. We are now asked to vote $541 million, and the amount of interim supply we voted some time ago was something like $300 million. That brings the total to over three-quarters of a billion dollars.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE OF APRIL 27