On the orders of the day:
Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Before the orders of the day are called I desire to rise to a question of privilege, and as the matter referred to is in a French paper I shall have to read it in French. It appears in Le Jour of Montreal, Saturday March 7, page 8:
A correspondent writes us as follows:
Are We Playing the Enemy's Game?
La Sarre, Que.,
Feb. 23, 1942.
Dear Mr. Harvey,
After reading in last week's newspapers the subamendments moved in the House of Commons by Mr. Liguori Lacombe and Mr. Jean Francois Pouliot respectively, it is my opinion that the manifest hypocrisy underlying these amendments is a most disquieting thing for our Freneh-Canadian nation.
And this is the ending of the letter:
This propaganda is certainly of German inspiration and its only object is to create disunity in all allied countries by fostering either racial or religious strife. It seems to perpetuate itself under various forms and I think it is high time our fellow citizens should become aware of the grave danger it presents.
I have only one word to say in this connection and that is that Mr. Jean Charles Harvey's patron saint, Voltaire, had adopted for a motto: "Lie and keep on lying, it is bound to bear some fruit." I might also apply to Messrs. Boisvert and Harvey the following quotation also taken from Voltaire: "Is there enough hellebore for so strange a malady?"
I protest energetically against insinuations of this nature and the only thing left for me to do is to mail a seidlitz powder to Mr. Leonidas Boisvert and the remainder of the
box, to wit eleven powders, to Mr. Jean Charles Harvey who is eleven times sillier than Mr. Boisvert.