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

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

No, it is not carried like
that. I have it here. Sir, we have been told that the Ottawa agreements were a success. How is it the Prime Minister spoke on different lines at Bristol when he unveiled a monument to Lord Durham? He is here listening to me. What did he say? He asked for anonymous postcards, asked the people to send anonymous postcards lodging their complaints with him in regard to the business of Canada. Canada, the weekly published in London, mentioned the fact that he was the first Prime Minister who ever asked for anonymous postcards complaining about his own country. In England no one complains about Canada, but they complain about the way Canada is governed under his leadership. Is it not most ridiculous to think that the leader of the government of this country published an advertisement in the London papers asking the English people to send him anonymous postcards telling him their grievances about Canada? This, sir, is most absurd, it is inconceivable, but it was published in that paper. Was the right hon. gentleman sick at that time? I presume he was because a man of sane mind would never have done it.

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