Drayton, The Honourable Sir Henry L.
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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada, The Canadian Club and The Toronto Board of Trade.
Economic conditions in Western Canada. The spirit of the West. The absolute necessity for economy. What economy means. Some figures. Expenditures for the year 1930-31 in contrast to the value of all our field crops in Canada. Figures on government spending. How and why things are getting better. Facing the situation and putting into place inescapable economies. Asking governments to do what the housewife has done, what the farmer has done, what the businessman everywhere has done. Instances of economy in the West. Cutting the cost of politics and government. A call for no more public debt. Comparing the situation in Canada with that in the United States. Issues surrounding taxation. Costs of education. Protecting house and home.