Mr. H. E. LAVIGUEUR (Quebec-Mont-morency):
My first words in the debate will be to congratulate the Hon. Mr. Lemieux, Speaker of the house, upon the great success he achieved in Europe again this year, especially at La Sorbonne -Where he delivered a series of lectures. He did honour to this house, to Canada and principally to his race. We are proud of his achievements.
The Budget-Mr. Lavigueur
This year we have in the house four new members, two on each side, who have replaced four very prominent former members. There is the hon. member for West Lam'bton (Mr. Gray) who has replaced the late Mr. Goodison; also the hon. member for Joliette (Mr. Ferland) who has replaced Mr. Denis who has accepted a judgeship. The hon. member for Joliette is a bright young man who, I am sure, will be a great success in parliament. I take much pleasure in tendering my congratulations to the hon. member for Victoria, B.C. (Mr. Plunkett) who has replaced the distinguished ex-Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Tolmie; also to the hon. member for West York (Mr. Lawson) who has replaced Sir Henry Drayton.
I wish to express my deep regret for the incident that occurred in the provincial legislature in the city of Quebec when an attempt was made upon the life of the Hon. Mr. Taschereau.
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE