May 23, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Robert Emmett Finn



We shall both come back? I want to say that if that is so, I don't want to come back. Open confession is good for the soul. "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." You must either stand for a principle or you must be against it. That was the great thought of Him who died for us all; they could not be for Him and against Him. Therefore there is the great dividing line, as there is on this green carpet, a dividing line between ourselves and the hon. gentlemen who sit opposite, but there is not sufficient room on this side of the house for all who think as we do, therefore some have to sit opposite and cast their lovely shadows on those who are doing their duty as members of the opposition and of the various groups who are intelligently giving themselves to their arduous tasks in the hours when parliament is dealing with these tremendous questions.

The thought I should like the Minister of Labour to convey to the Prime Minister and to that sturdy, wonderful man who comes from the province of Quebec, the Minister of Justice (Mr. Lapointe), is that, the steady tide of criticism notwithstanding, his shrewdness, his boldness, are not begotten of something which is not within himself; God and nature endowed him with one thing-

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