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


Bernard Munroe Stitt

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. STITT (Nelson):

I think it is just
possible that in discussing this afternoon this tragedy at Regina some hon. members allowed themselves to be carried away. Some of the speeches certainly contained more heat than light. Some of them went so far as to attempt to make political capital out of what happened. So far as this party is concerned, Mr. Speaker, I think we are only doing our duty as we see it. That is what we were sent down here for, to maintain British institutions and to preserve this empire which I think we all love and revere, and so far as possible to better the conditions of our people. I ithink the people of this country, those whose minds and eyes are not blinded with prejudice, will admit that we have done a pretty fair job. It is true that we have not been able to keep all our political promises which were made in the heat of the election campaign.

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