May 28, 1956

SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

I have five reasons to believe they are following the communist line. The first is that there is not a communist in the country who wants this pipe line.

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SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

My hon. friend says that is a great statement. I say there is not a communist in the country who wants the pipe line built. Why? Because they do not want Canada to become great. Furthermore, they do not want the solidarity of the North American continent, because if we have solidarity of the North American continent then with the great economic power that lies to the south plus our tremendous natural resources we can defy the world. The communists do not want Canada to become great.

I heard the Leader of the Opposition say in the course of the debate some days ago that this pipe-line measure was fantastic. I know the connotation he put on the word "fantastic". I am going to use the same word but with a different connotation. The pipe line is a big thing. It is tantamount to building a railroad. It is a big thing, and any government or any company that has vision enough and faith enough in Canada to build a pipe line of this kind is attempting a job that will make Canada great. We cannot lag behind any other nation in the world so far as our efforts are concerned in trying to make Canada what it ought to be. The communists do not want Canada to become great. May I say that the following of blocking tactics that would result in the defeat of the bill will mean that a pipe line may never be built in Canada.

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CCF

Alfred Claude Ellis

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

Mr. Ellis:

Is that the best argument you can put up?

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PC

Edmund Davie Fulton

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Fulton:

The hon. member forgets that Canada never built a railway for the benefit of the United States.

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PC
LIB
SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

I do not forget anything. I do not forget what the hon. member for Kamloops has been saying over the past few days and what he has been trying to do. I do not forget that.

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LIB

Lester Bowles Pearson (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Pearson:

Trying to become a martyr.

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An hon. Member:

Closure.

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SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

I saw a picture under which was a caption.

[The Deputy Chairman.!

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SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

Yes, it is a comic. I will tell you what it is. It is a picture of the attitude of the Conservatives and the C.C.F. in this house. That is what makes it comical. It is a picture of a truck. The truck has a sign on it, "Keep the gas pipe line all-Canadian". Then there are a number of other signs on it that are not too distinguishable.

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CCF
SC

Ernest George Hansell

Social Credit

Mr. Hansell:

Every time the hon. member for Regina City interrupts I feel like saying, "Foghorn Ellis blows again." Under the picture, Mr. Chairman, there is a caption reading as follows:

Pipe line in effigy-The united electrical, radio and machine workers union of America, with a Canadian membership of 25,000, dislikes the government's Trans-Canada Pipe Lines Limited proposal. To show their displeasure, U.E. representatives drove this truck around Ottawa. Petitions and telegrams have been sent to members of parliament. The union wants the pipe line built by the Canadian government to "do away-

Listen to this and see if you cannot read in here something of the same flavour found in the tactics pursued by the members of the Conservative and C.C.F. parties in this debate.

-"with the subsidy to a private corporation and the United States give-away."

Anyone who knows the history of the leaders of the united electrical, radio and machine workers union will know where they are headed. Some of us know that these leaders are communists. That is their line. Here is another example. As we came up to or left the building at noon what did we find outside this house?

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An hon. Member:

Oh, keep quiet.

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May 28, 1956