What a wonderful exhibition he will make of himself. I say to my hon. friends opposite that the Canadian people are averse to the lackadaisical program which the Liberal party are trying to bring forward and to press upon the country. Where are you getting with it? We have in Canada to-day a Prime Minister who is carrying out certain policies which you failed to carry out. What did you do in the nine years you were in power, from 1921 to 1930? You did absolutely nothing; you preached policies, your leader preached policies and put them in a book, but did you put them into practice? Where did they get you, and where are you getting to-day by holding up the business of the country?
I have listened with a great deal of disgust to the discussion in the last few months and the criticism of this administration. I come from a constituency in New Brunswick of which I am very proud. It includes Moncton, which employs probably as many railway men as are employed in the constituency of my hon. friend from South Perth or whatever Perth it is-I do not know and it matters not. But he knows the whole thing, and if I knew as much about some things as my hon. friend knows about everything, I would not be very wise.
Let me suggest to my good friends from Quebec, from St. Malo, from Riviere du Loup and other places in Quebec, from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, that the program which is outlined by this administration means much to the people of Canada as a whole. I believe some of you realize the present situation; I believe you know this administration is formulating a policy to relieve the unemployment situation in Canada; but what do you do? What is your policy? Your policy is to knock everything this administration brings up in the way of a relief program, something that would unravel the whole present trouble. That is your policy, your only policy. Your policies are productive of nothing. You had nine years in which to prove to this country that you had some policy; that you had something that was really beneficial to the dominion. But you fell down and you were batted out of the box; you fell short and that is where you stand to-day. What a wonderful combina-
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tion standing up against a prime minister who has displayed brains, tact, intelligence, financial genius, a man who has done for this country financial things that neither you nor your leader could do. You fell down; you are not standing up, and you will not be able to stand up in the next election with any degree of success simply because the Canadian people have no confidence in the propaganda that you are trying to put over an intelligent public.
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