March 10, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Why, of course not. The hon. gentleman has just said what I was desirous that he would say. The initiative that makes it possible to determine any question arises from a private member, and when a private member exercises initiative upon a question which determines the destiny of a country you are violating the well established principles of our constitution.

Topic:   ELECTRIC POWER
Subtopic:   TRANSFER TO PARLIAMENT OF CONTROL OF EXPORT EXCEPT IN INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY
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