goods are being made in Canada, and Canadian industry should receive every consideration. I must take a view entirely opposite to that expressed by hon. members of the opposition. I am not a free trader with respect to these or any other goods, and I am surprised to hear that so many members of the opposition have suddenly become free traders.
While I sympathize to a certain extent with the views expressed by the leader of the opposition and other members on the other side of the house, nevertheless I do know that considerable military equipment is made in Canada, especially woollen military cloth, which is made in Brantford. Very good tartans are now being made in Brantford and other parts of Canada, and being a Scotsman I do not like to have to pay a duty on kilts.
Regarding the statement that $30,000,000 would build plants and arsenals, I can hardly imagine that amount would build sufficient plant to turn out any quantity of armaments or any variety of guns. Other nations have been in this business much longer than we have. Great Britain, for example, is manufacturing a tremendous quantity of armaments and munitions. They are not being manufactured in government-owned arsenals-
It is contrary to their general views. I am satisfied it is not the best thing for Canada. Those of us who love our country and who are prepared to join military units should be ready to encourage and protect Canadian industry, and, if necessary, pay a small duty.