Oh, Mr. Speaker, we are arriving now at something. My hon. friend's opinion in respect to the constitution depends upon where he is located at the timh.
I suggest that instead of a dominion-provincial conference, there should be convened a constitutional convention, representative of all the provinces of Canada and of all shades of political thought in all the provinces of Canada. It should not be a meeting of the political heads of provincial governments and attorneys general, but representatives of the body of the Canadian people from every province and every political party. A similar suggestion was made in 1937 by a former prime minister, a great prime minister of Canada and an authority on the constitution, Right Hon. R. B. Bennett. The Minister of Justice laughs at that observation, but he was a great lawyer and a great Canadian, irrespective of his views.
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