My time is nearly up, Mr. Speaker, or I should have liked to mention a few of the bills that have been passed this session, but it is not necessary because my hon. friends know what has been done, although they may not know all that is going to be done. Unless they are absolutely insincere when they speak in this house, it must be that they do not feel the pulse of the people, or they would not have opposed many of the bills which this government has brought down. I will mention the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act. That was a good law, and my hon. friends opposite should have realized that since it has been passed it has been very well looked upon and has rendered invaluable service to the farmers of this country although
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it is just beginning to operate. When we hear hon. gentlemen opposite making statements about that act such as we heard a few days ago, it simply means that they are not aware of what the electors are thinking or they would not make such statements. Only yesterday a Liberal member of the legislature of the province of Quebec made a speech in the provincial legislature praising the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act. That was a Liberal member of the provincial legislature, Mr. Lamoureux, representing the county of Iberville. He said that that law was very advantageous to the farmers of the province of Quebec and to the farmers of Canada generally. I might also mention the marketing act, the amendments to the Farm Loan Act, and the legislation that has been brought down this session, the minimum wage law, the eight hour day law, and so on. Again I repeat, Mr. Speaker, that it is absolutely necessary in order to do justice to this government as well as to the electors of this country that all the legislation that has been brought down by this government should be passed before there is an appeal to the people. It is also necessary that everyone entitled to vote should foe given the opportunity of voting at the next elections. The electors should have the opportunity of forming an opinion as to the effect of the legislation passed by the present government and I do not think this government should be in a hurry to have the elections. Personally, I am not.
Topic: THE BUDGET
Subtopic: DEBATE ON THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE MINISTER OF FINANCE