Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-oouata) (Translation): Mr. Speaker, Le
Journal of Quebec, on March 31, 1933, published the following article:
Mr. Bennett disapproves of all attacks on priests.
The extreme liberalism of Mr. Pouliot does not meet with the approval of the Prime Minister-a typical incident.
Ottawa, March 31.- (From the correspondent of Le Journal).
Mr. Bennett does not intend to allow Catholic priests to be attacked with impunity in the house. Mr. J. F. Pouliot, Liberal member for Temiscouata, was made aware of this fact at Monday's sitting, March 20.
Mr. Pouliot -was criticizing, unreservedly, colonization in Quebec. He was speaking French and was unaware that the Prime Minister, Mr. Bennett was closely following his remarks.
In his attack against the Rev. Mr. G. M. Bilodeau, missionary agent of colonization, Mr. Pouliot went so far as to state: "I sent him something small so that it would be on a level with him."
Mr. Bennett who until then had been following Mr. Pouliot's remarks, without interrupting him, could not help interjecting: "That is
Liberalism at its best." _
It is the first time, we think, that a Catholic member has thus attacked a priest, in the house. Therefore the hon. Mr. Bennett who was able to follow the whole of Mr. Pouliot's French speech . . .