June 14, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to congratulate the right hon. gentleman opposite upon the discipline of his troops, and I think perhaps this is one of the few occasions which I can recall that a speech has changed the policy of the opposition. If I adopt the policy of the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston), and add sufficient "ifs", I will say: If I am properly informed, the party opposite concluded to fight this legislation, to oppose it, but after they became aware of the circumstances as disclosed by the observations that were made, they hastily convened another caucus, and those who are familiar with Mr. Facing-bobh-ways in the Pilgrim's Progress will have no difficulty in understanding the result.

Topic:   CANADIAN GRAIN BOARD
Subtopic:   PURCHASE, STORAGE AND MARKETING OF WHEAT AND OTHER GRAINS
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