April 23, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. James Sinclair (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):

Mr. Speaker, in rising to take part in this budget debate I think I should first of all recall the very warm and well-earned round of applause from this side of the house which greeted the financial critic of the official opposition (Mr. Macdonnell) when he rose to his task yesterday. I mean, in all sincerity, that it was well merited.
All of us, through the years, have watched the financial critic go about his task. We know it is a difficult one. Each year we have heard his Cassandra-like prophecies of calamity and a poor year ahead, only in the intervening year to see that production has increased, employment has increased, capital investment has increased-

Topic:   THE BUDGET
Subtopic:   ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE
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