March 10, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Mr. Speaker, I think there was one statement made by the right hon. gentleman that possibly should be modified. He said with respect to the League of Nations that we were bound only by such action as we had taken. We are also bound, of course, by action that may be taken by the league of which we are a member, although we may not at the moment agree with what has been done, if it is done by the majority or by the requisite number as provided for by the covenant. That, of course, is the essence of it.
I think it should be made abundantly clear that, although we may not ourselves be taking the action, if action were taken by the league as such or by a committee of the league as such, we would be bound by that action, although we might not personally agree with the action taken.

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