Mr. GOBEIL (Translation):
The hon. member for Kamouraska (Mr. Bouchard) heard me state at the outset of my speech that I had no intention to discuss the details of this bill. Had my hon. friends opposite been wiser, it would have been better for them to follow such a policy. If they had waited until this bill was before the committee of the whole house to discuss its provisions, it would have avoided the discussion of all these imaginary things which exist only in their mind, will never be put into practice and which the hon. Minister of Agriculture never had in mind.
One more point and I shall close my remarks. We were faced, these last days, with a most sensational statement. When this bill was introduced in the house, almost every province had enacted a measure authorizing these provinces to give effect to this bill. Quebec also authorized such an act. A day or two after the prorogation of the provincial session, the newspapers-I have one of them here-published a statement made by the hon. Prime Minister of Quebec, to the effect that two measures-I shall only refer to this one-
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