March 14, 1939

CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

What right has the Prime Minister to suggest as he did a few minutes ago-or to say that if I would use intelligence-

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I do not think I used any such expression.

Mr. R. S. White

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Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

My right hon. friend will find it when he looks it up.

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Mr. MACKENZIE ICING@

It may be so, but I did not think I had used any such expression. I have every desire to have the debates in the house carried on as free from personalities as they can be.

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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOMUTH:

It is high time.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Perhaps my hon. friend would just-

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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOMUTH:

I have reason to know about it.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

What is the reason?

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Karl Kenneth Homuth

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. HOMUTH:

I have reason to know that debates should be carried on on a high plane.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Well, I am very glad my hon. friend and I agree on that. However, I think perhaps it is important on all occasions to endeavour to avoid personalities. I shall be very glad to do what I can, to help see that such a course is followed.

May I say this, in regard to war records. My hon. friend has referred to this matter. Since the war I have been before the Canadian people in five general elections, and on four occasions out of five I have been returned as Prime Minister of this country. That is the answer.

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Thomas Vien

Liberal

Mr. YIEN:

I rise to a question of privilege. The leader of the opposition has spread on the record the statement that I had remained at home and had refused to enlist.

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Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

I did not say the hon. member refused to enlist.

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Thomas Vien

Liberal

Mr. VIEN:

The hon. member said, at any rate, that I had remained at home while he was at war. On a question of privilege I wish to say that on August 4, 1914, with the regiment to which I belong, I was summoned to take the field at Fort La Martiniere, where we were - in service until December, 1914. Since then for three times I enlisted in the Canadian expeditionary force. The regiments in which I was were disbanded, were sent as drafts, and we were left behind. The only question that arises is that I was not jin London, as so many others, who for months and months were waiting for appointments to the front, and were returned to Canada. My record can be compared with that of any other.

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Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Order.

Progress reported.

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At eleven o'clock the house adjourned, without question put, pursuant to standing order. Wednesday, March 15, 1939


March 14, 1939