July 2, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


Bernard Munroe Stitt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STITT (Nelson):

All I can say in
reply to that is that the hon. member is misguided. On page 13 in the first column I read this:
First warning of the raid on the ^meeting called by the strike leaders to explain their negotiations with authorities and ask for funds for food was a quick rally of police from the vicinity of the police station.
That is the city police station:
The station abuts on the market square. Carrying batons, city police moved into the crowd' and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police followed. A few minutes later additional Royal Canadian Mounted Police were brought to the scene in trucks, and about fifty came on horses.
So the city police were the first to move into this crowd, not the mounted police at all.

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