April 18, 1944

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I was

home ill last night.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend will realize that I should be the last not to understand why he would not be here in the evening. However, in a moment he will see the point I am making. I find it necessary at times to call attention to what I would describe as the tactics of the official opposition, and a part of their tactics is to create the impression that from time to time I lose my temper in this house.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Perish the thought! We did not have it this afternoon!

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I was going to say that I mentioned last night that on any occasion when the opposition take exception to what has been said by the government and begin to lecture the government they become very sensitive if we reply, they seem to feel that while they have the right to criticize, we have no right to take exception to their criticism, and when we do take exception to their criticism it is suggested that I have lost my

Rules of the House

temper. I just want to make it clear, because I hear this phrase repeated over and over again, each time I begin to reply to hon. gentlemen opposite, "It is too bad, but the Prime Minister has lost his temper." That is part of their stock in trade. It is a pretty low order of stock at that. I am going to make it clear that when the press of hon. gentlemen opposite quote in headlines these expressions about the Prime Minister losing his temper, when there is no possible ground for a statement of the kind-

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

That's

good.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

-except it be so to exaggerate as to make a situation ludicrous, while it may be all right to make these statements for the entertainment of the house, I do hope the public will not be misled by manoeuvres of the kind.

As to the more serious part of my hon. friend's observations, I am not sure whether the last part was really what his utterance was intended in the main to convey.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I give you my assurance it was.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I thought perhaps he hoped he was getting in a shot for his party when he used the first expression on getting up.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I would

not be without guile in that respect.

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LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

My hon. friend is the most guileless creature in the house. But may I say that, with regard to the rules of the house, I share his view that we ought to take advantage of the work done by the committee, which I think was efficient and helpful, and have its report considered at a very early day. I would suggest Monday of next week.

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NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

I am afraid I cannot be here.

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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:

Then I should be very happy to suggest-

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

Any day

following.

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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:

Tuesday, then. And please now do not ever afterwards say that I have not tried to meet the wishes of the opposition.

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Richard Burpee Hanson

National Government

Mr. HANSON (York-Sunbury):

True cooperation.

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HOUSING

QUESTION OF EXTENSION TO WINNIPEG OF HOUSE CONVERSION PLAN-MAY 1 EVICTIONS


On the orders of the day:


CCF

Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. S. H. KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):

I should like to direct a question either to the Acting Minister of Finance (Mr. Ralston) or to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance (Mr. Abbott). I do so by request of the Winnipeg city council, made to me last Friday at a meeting of the council's committee on housing conditions. I may say, Mr, Speaker, that I was asked to raise this matter in the hope that it might obviate the necessity of the Winnipeg city council sending a delegation to Ottawa to wait on the government. My question has to do with the government's house conversion plan. In view of the serious shortage in houses in the city of Winnipeg, is consideration being given to extending to Winnipeg the benefits of this plan? Further, may I ask if the government will reply to the representations of the Winnipeg city council in this matter at an early day?

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LIB

Douglas Charles Abbott (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance)

Liberal

Mr. D. C. ABBOTT (Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance):

My hon. friend, I assume, did not have an opportunity to give me notice of the question. I shall have to ask him to let it stand as a notice and I will endeavour to reply on Thursday.

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April 18, 1944