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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE TEV TIIK LETHBR1DGE DAILY HKIULD 1020" W.A. Buchanan Ivlakes Position Plain On Issues Of The Day in accordance nv'itii tho census of 1 no hesitation iu saying that 1 I'tliovii iliat I'ulou Guveriimeut tut filled iho .purpose for -which it was can KO'UU! aud In the House of Commons ca Thursday. 'March 4. anan, M.P.. nwcuber for Lethbrldge made his position a a the MacVceurii1 King election motion, the tariff i-.rA his Delation to the government clw. The, Montreal Gazette press galUry correspondCQce salt! o? his address W. A. Buchaium'a speech Ihe best o! tho clay. He stated briefly mid clearly his position on The tell of ihe- speech as reported in Hansard, follows Mr. William A. Buchanan Mr. Speaker, I will bo quite frank at the outset aud the re- marks I am about to niako nor iTwpiretl so much by the speech'from the Throne by the amendment offered by the lion, loader of rand explain my position as ;i member Opposition'. I am In this position thai. of this House? 1 do not feel at tht? elected- I l 1 iihvays said so, and 1 slid in thy; Parliiiiuoal of I ion of Canada Interests which arc Utat> tho Wesl should sot have Ha full representation mill the 1 possible taumeuL I do cot, iuovr wfaolher the leader ol'lhe Opposition rtctnrcj to htuisoK with tlioso imorotti iu En tor a Canada; but we kuoTv thai thuao do want Wrslern Canada ty have any larger voice 'n thy affairs Iu ihly t-cuutry than it Uw at present if thoy could Iu any way '.he reprfr t'tntatiou to .whi'.'h Canada entitled, In the we thai no to nuke lor sup- port fiii; L'uion t. But when are entitled to our full represen- tation, 'and that.-ff we aro to have au election at this time, that representa- tion will bo delayed Cor four or five jcars. May I bo persoual for ;i inomeuL so far as I am an election can come at any moment; but at tho Itresont time J want to make a. ohulcr :md hi malting that choice tu consider tbo interests of the section time that I an; wedded to the support of the Government of tlio day. I> feel that I fcavo fulfilled my obligations to Vnton Government, be- causo I elected as a Liberal sup of ihe country from which I come- porifiig Uolon Government I adrocat- and At tho same time I do not van tied Unionism and supported It; was to sectional in tho I'elected as a'supponer of Union Gov- nishe, as I wish to mate them from eminent for the purposo of carrying thtj rfanSnoInt of the western the war, and, iu my judgment, that Tho leader of tlie Opposition (Mr.1 Mackenzie King) has moved an uTnemiment demanding an elsefion. year we know that a census is to be taken In this country, following -vhich census there should be a redis- tribution, and in my judgment, as a rtauH ot that'census and redistribu- tion, we would havo, In tho Pralrlo Provinces, or !f you "wore to take all ilia TTcslern provinces, twenty now members In .tbo House of Commons. it Pivero to eupport tho amendment the leador of tho Opposition and it carried, vrnat would bo the result? There would be nu eleaion as there was'in. 1911. and the .West would not ybtain, for four or five years to come, its lull representation on the census of 1521. If the Go'verumenl is pre pared to stato that there will be a census and redistribution nest year, I prefer to take chances oa tha Gov- ernment of the day rather than to- withhold for four or five years the )roper that the should bfcve In this House. I know thera are In this country period has elapsed. But am I at this moment to precipitate an election aud thus prevent the fcctioii of the coun- try In which 1 live frotn having its proper representation In the Commons of Canada? 1 prefer to act as a froo lance in this House, and to avoid an come to times of peace; are 10 discuss domestic pioblcms, then there is Mind to be a probabi! ity ihat 1 shall differ with this Gov- ernmout and J shall want to myself with those who agree with '.he views that I havo consistent- ly advocated in times o! peace. 1 am tly satisfied wlih the record of Union (ioverimitut as -a war Oove-ru- 1 (Milk LUlory wiil prove that Union CiovernmfiH served the for which it aiul 11 great necessity to Oanada in war time. J hope I have made my posi- tion clear oa the Questum of the amendment I am cot in. favour of t'ae amend- if we c.in have an election next year following the census aud re- distribution, L prefer to curry on for the present in order liiat Western Canada may have its proper repn> tentative voi country. As I pt'oplOifind ID tercels "ivho do not want Western Camiua to IU representation iti tills Parlia- ment ;it tho present iitne. I am not prepared to eiicourage tboso people iu their views; on the contrary I am content to wait for' the earliest sible realization of the to which Canada IB entitled! As I safil in maiit purpose In speaking; this afternoon was to make myself absolutely vrleiir. ass election if order that Western. Canada may have, as soon as possible, its, full 'and proper repre- sentation In this House. What would happen if we were to defer the ques- tion of an election for another year? havo only this choice to make: We have the Opposition and wo have the Government; and so far us I am concerned, tho toss of a coin would satisfy mo in that respect niul prob- satisfy a good mauy peorlt in this country. I am prepared to take a chance on the Government for other -year iu orde? that we should hnvo a census and a redistribution. 1 be-lieve it would only ho necessary to nave one session of Parliament fol- lowing the present session before wo could have a redistribution and before an appeal could ho made to the conn try on the? basis of a representation Protect Your Life Against SAN SANTROPAS PAS CUTS.f ROST BtTES. BBU1SE5 i klteJUNG BREASTS RJUG WRM. EHf. SAN-TRO-PAS will do the work- even after congestion has set in with Influenza, Reliable physicians in this province have confirmed this lf nil directions for using San- Tn-Pas are given in the circular thai accom- panies iach box o San-Tro-Pas. San-Tro-Pas is a powerful anti- septic and possesses wonderful heal- ing powers. For sale at all Lethbridge Drug Stores, and by Campbell, Wilson Home, Wholesale the larift all to that for eonio years to-couio wo must uliHio the larIK revenue.1 But, tho tsria BhouW ho directed' whollj- toward ralsiui' 'Avenue, rather than lo protecting ccrialu industries' tLat tare enjoyed protection la tills country for a great many years. Pos- sibly, members of llio aovcmmea( moving iirounti so much and setting in toutti with the minds of the people would llko to what the fe.ellng of the people 13 willi re- gard to tho protected lutcrosts. To be frank, tho great mass of Iho people. who Undlng It hard to Hvo today, and who see everything they buy rls- lug higher and higher in price, r'eaHre ih.it the men who -tro engaged in tto interests in ihls country are living la comparative c-ase and com- fort, having a considerable fortune. They say tbat is duo to tho high protection gi'veu to those indus- tries. Surely if the men eiigagt'l In these protected Industries have auiasjed fortunes through a protec-. live tnrlff. it IB time we reduced that! system, bigger than tho Canadian Pae- tariff and gave iht- people who are of the Government system Iho most i place In the League of Nations. I be hundred and thirty-six miners havo efficient adminlsrator that fan be ob-lllevo that iho President of the FrlvyJ not been accounted for in the El Bordo il has tho bulk of the people be-; imne.at Pachucn, a mlning.city nesr talued In this country. We have a big ce In tue affairs of tills UB hraest a c.ha Iirforo, I know there so_ bul to save a wortfh-j day lo and day out to mako i'ha nee not only to littie. That is the view of (he people 1 come in contact with froiii day to day. We must have a tariff lo raise revenue, but I do not think that tariff should bo directed to- wards the protection of Industries that have la this coim- try for Germany years. I should like to nnfcc a suggestion about the income tax. I am aii ad- vocate of income tax. I believe that if it is uroperly administered it can ment. While I am on" my feet I like to make some observation re- gardlfig ivhai has beeu called the un- res; which exisiy m this country and how it is best for us, as a people and as a Par.limient, believing iu the in- stitutions which etist iu Cunatla atid which aro the foundations of tho Uov- eminent of this country, to act to- wards this seeming unrest. know there is a goo'l deal of. agitation in the country. There in what niiRJit be called revolutionary sentiiuepi lit Can- ada. People arc BOITIET about ins new and what are we as members of Parliament ami as cit- izens of this Dominion doing lo cotu- bat t'li.' sentiment? 1 do not in repressivo hut I flo think we should hare educational measured to counteract the- agitation ivhidi cer- tainly exists throughout o gooJ part of the country. should go out and educate us to our systeiu ,of Govem- ment tlte ne-'Ap of this Doiuiu- on, the people who are Ijejntj appeal- td to by these agitators. We should let them tho; they havo iu this land the fullest .freedom tind opportunity to realize tlieir. ambitions f they cnn convert the majority ot .he people lo their AVe -shontil lo that rather than adopt repressive ueasures which woulil make tiiein ;hat that kind of freedom does not exist iu this mus't be re tnembered that I rfiu_uot In sympathy witli the views tliai arc- nclvo cated by those people, hut I am pressing my views as to .what vre should do to combat them in.Iho EO as to avoid further trouble restore amongst tlioso people confidence- in our institutions. Mauy charges have been nmdo ihat ierO'is profiteering in this country; aud ill at the- control of the Govern- ment is in the bands of a few peopie If that be the case, it is our duty to remove control. If it be not tiit, case we should enlighten the I happened to read tlie .other day an article in an American paper concern, trig a district affected fcy the recent steei strike.1 One of the pauses at the back of that stcol strike undoubted ly wa.i this continual talk of profiteer ing; that U ic steel corporations and its ebarcholders were making huge re turns; from and that the employees were not their fntr share. One steel factory in tlie state of Ohio, taking its employees into its confidence, had enlightened them .is to the business, as lo tho dividends that were being paid and as to the cast of operation. And as a rcsul those men were satisfied that the industry was paying them all it coul to enlighten OK people in reference to these charge; of profiteering. can be done quiti easily, ami it will liayc a great dca of the industrial unret-t that and help to remove a great'deal o thG suspicion which exists in th> nilnds of the people. I bcFiovo that good many of oar industrial trouble In Canada are due lo suspicion mor than anything else. The men auspicious of their employers, the employers are suspicious of th snen Identifier! with their unions an thi.s feeling of suspicion prevent thetn getting together. If both side would only cotne out in the open nu dctif frankly with each other, fi grea many of our industrial difficuHte could be avoided. i It IIHH betn my custom In this il I bate to make a declaration ot ni j views on the'fiftcal policy of thu coun try, 1 want lo say tlmf I stanrl wher T have always utood, in favor of th lowest kind of a tariff, Hut say to Ihe Government, and to th House that in regulating the tariff should aim at relieving iho burden that arc upon the nmss of th rjiul aim at tfio tlevRlo msnl oE our natural reFdiirrcg. we could havo h-nl u in U country that vrouM onahlo fill the I- plemonts of prmlurtfon tbat nrc us. in the rlevolopnit nt of our I bo got UK cheaply us pOHHlhlc, it won' a great deal for the developmer of our resources nrnl replevin the country of ils financial oh If the Impk'mfnfH thai mining, for in hi nil flahing1, nnd In agric-iiltiirp, 1 made nfl (o tlir> pc pfc who urn prcjtlnt'iDK tbd: linos, Ihcrc Tvonlti nn mcnt to greater producUnn, nnc] n richer the rmmlry in prorfr tlon the belter position phall in to meet, our financial um not one of bpllcvo _, Hindu to a great revenue to this country, but 1 feel (and I do not ace the.sblame on the Minister of uance) that the has not been licienily administered up to now, and at wu are not gettiug from It tho nouut of revenite should. I hind him io his attitude. I do notj Moxlco City, in tbo state of Hidalgo, want to see Canada participate In any where fire hroke out this morning, more wars, but I say that the part apcordlng to a dispatch frQm Pachuca. Canada played, in the recent great! Two hundred and low of the war Iu Europe entitles her to a place' men' working In the shaft where In the Lerfguo of Nations, ami lo a voice iu deciding whether or not there shall be wars In thq future. I have no flames arc- raging have been account- ed (or. is not known tho' remainder escaped through adjoining I do not think the question of salary should be a consideration. We should get tho very host railroad man ou this continent at the bead o! the system and pay him a big salary. That Is the only way to make tho system a tlrely out of the operation of the sys- tteslre to cast aiiy .reflection on the-shafts or perished, as" the heat from tern. So'far as I know, politics have 1 United States, but I will boast of flames Is making rescue ioipos- not entered Into tho operaHon ot the fact, that Canada was in the war from railway, but the people generally feell Its Inception, and sacrlfied thousands a little doubtful of the success of gov-lof men for tho principles for which eminent operation, and it Is up to thoy were fighting; ami this nation -._. Government to prove that government therefore has Just as much right to a (column of the North Russian army, operation-can be made a success; III voice Iu the councils of tho League of sible. ARRIVE IN FINLAND LONDON, March central there arc people who are evad- g the tax. I have only recently re- ived Intimating .at some aro boasting tbat ey have not paid the (ax while some their neighbors paid it. I have not elr names or I would be glad to ijlve .cm. for I have no sympathy .with ny man who evades paying the Uses d in this country. At the same me. I feel the 'administration has weak, largely because an attempt as beeu made to centralize It Instead i preamng out tlio organization fij Ltle more In the different roviuccp. In_the province of Alberta, Iiistance, unlil quite recently I, nderstand Ve had only ouc Incomo ofllcer, located in of Cal- ary. Another officer has since been! 'fated In Edmonton, hut the officers lust be closer than that, to the pop- ation of the country, or they cannot et the people" who should pay the In- ome (six. I thluk there should be pf- cers in all Iho larger centres of all IP provinces, I "expense he repaid a hundredfold by Iho uimate they would' have the incomes people were making. I should like to make another ob- ervatkm.. We have-nt.the present ime government ownership of rail- on a very extensive scale, aud I m glad wo havo it. I believe that overnment ownership can he made a uccess, tho ay effort Is nade to operation of govorunient roads, bdt'l the iokds have vhad In our.-'possession for year'j; arc not being the, roadbeds" hare-'not improved ibrthc ;hocessary ei- Rnt io make operation successful. As n advocate of government ownership would urge the Government to use ts utmost efforts at tho'head they do, the people will be satis- fied. In closing, I should like to pay a tribute to the attitude that has been taken recently by the President of tho Privy Council (Mr. Rowell) In connection with the reservations to the Pea_ce Treaty proposed in tho Un- Heil States Senate, which, If adopted, would take away from Canada its Xultous as has the United States of America, MINERS TRAPPED llf BLAZING MINE; 136 N UNACCOUNTED FOR MEXICO March One with Gen. Skobelsteiii la has arrived iit Lcntira, hi Finland, 15 miles uorth ot Vlborg, according to a dispatch to tho Times. The column 'numbers four hundred men and the? are In on extremely exhausted cpa' dition. Poverty be dfagrace. but It is a tcrriblo .utudlcap thesi WE HAVE THE LARGEST AND BEST ASSORTED STOCK OF VICTOR RECORDS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. WILLIS PIANO STORE "HOME OF CANADA'S 707 Third Ave. South (Hull Block) Phone 662 WOMEN OF MJODLEAGE Netd Help to Past (lie Cruu Safe- Lydia E. Piak- kam's Vegetable ConpraJ Cta be Relied Urfiui I "During Chnge of in addition (o its vnoying ijrmptoms, i bad an attack. of grippe which lasted all winter and left me in a condition. I felt at tirnea that 1 again. 1 rear! of Lyoia L. 1'inkham'i table Coaipouni ancl what it