has been shown by the hon. member for East Algoma (Mr. Nicholson), they, too, have recommended the adoption of a policy1 similar to that which we are venturing to enter upon by this legislation. Consequently from the courses now being pursued in other countries, from the deliberations of hon. members of this House through these latter years and their observations of what is taking place in our own country, and particularly from the earnest deliberations of the Cost of Living Committee of this House, we surely now come to the discussion of this measure fairly well prepared to deal with it intelligently and to pass upon it according to its merits.
Therefore, it seems to me the second reading may now be passed. But I invite hon. members opposite to say yes or no to this legislation. Surely it is not sufficient on the part of any hon. member to say, as did the hon. member, I think, for Kent-at least, one hon. member opposite-" I refuse to take any responsibility." No hon. member can refuse to take responsibility. He must stand for or against legislation that comes before Parliament. If hon. members are opposed to the measure, let them say they are opposed to it; if they are in favour of the measure, let them say they are in favour of it; and if they are not in favour of the measure, let them direct the attention of the House to a better form of legislation to attain the end that this Bill has in sight.
Motion agreed to.