Mr. Chairman, I accept the withdrawal of the hon. member for Trinity. I appreciate the fact that he also accepted my withdrawal, and I shall continue. As I was saying, it seems that hon. members opposite were inadvertently deluded into the belief that they had a constructive policy, and they actually raised a great hue and cry over this great policy that they were going to offer. I confess that I for one was quite anxious to hear what this great policy was going to be. I must say that I read with interest yesterday what appeared in the Citizen and which the hon. member repeated afterwards in the house most eloquently.
But I was shocked to see that this so-called bold, illuminating defence policy which was being offered to the committee contained almost nothing except some suggestions that we possibly could carry on with a course that we had already explained to the house we were trying to follow. It seems to me, that to criticize when actually it is almost admitted that there is not much to criticize, to put before the country the view that everything is wrong, that everything is just going to pot, that we are defenceless, that we have nothing-