Hon. ERNEST BERTRAND (Minister of Fisheries) presented the first report of the special committee on the defence of Canada regulations, and moved that the report be concurred in.
Mr. JEAN-FRANQOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I have just a word to say about this matter, one I have been thinking of for a long time. I have in mind the case of ex-mayor Houde, of Montreal.
Some time before the federal election of 1936 municipal elections were held in Montreal. In order to get information on the point, I asked taxi drivers what the result would be. I was told Mayor Houde was very popular and that he would be elected by a tremendous majority. The fact is that he was elected later on by a majority of 42,000. Some federal Liberal members-