Right Hon. L. B. Pearson (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I am most grateful to my hon. friend who, with his customary courtesy has given me notice of this important question, but his notice did not refer to a "lamentable statement"; it referred to a "dramatic development". I am prepared to deal with the referred to dramatic development by suggesting that while there may have been a lamentable statement, there has been no dramatic development. The hon. Member's own Premier has very often spoken in warm terms of Confederation and all it means to British Columbia. Perhaps Mr. Loffmark is just preparing for the forthcoming Federal-Provincial Conference, Mr. Speaker.
May 7, 1965
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Subtopic: REPORTED STATEMENT BY BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTER