March 13, 1930 (16th Parliament, 4th Session)

UFA

Michael Luchkovich

United Farmers of Alberta

Mr. LUCHKOVICH:

Yes. Indeed in the United States they have a statute called the Smith-Hughes bill. In 1917 they passed a bill providing a cooperative scheme with the various states for carrying on technical education. The United States grant is probably entirely for the purpose of providing salaries and for training instructors. That is precisely the same thing I am asking for in this resolution. I think in the final analysis the government's chief aim is the greatest happiness of the greatest number of people. The government should remember that the greatest portion of our people are, whether we like it or not, the working classes who must earn their living by work other than clerical, and it is up to us to help this preponderating proportion.
There is one more matter I wish to deal with before my time is up, and that is what Germany is doing. Germany is doing a great deal for technical education. The Germans in this respect have greater vision than we have in Canada.

Topic:   TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Subtopic:   PROPOSED CONTINUANCE OF FEDERAL GRANT
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