June 24, 1938 (18th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Gordon Timlin Purdy

Liberal

Mr. PURDY:

As one of the members of the elections committee perhaps I might be permitted to say a word. I attended diligently the meetings of the committee; in fact, I believe I missed only two sittings in two years. Every time the question of shoving Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island into a dark vote was suggested, I voiced my opposition as strenuously as I could. Unfortunately I was unavoidably absent when the matter was brought up on the last occasion, and when the compromise as indicated by the hon. member for Leeds was arrived at. Had I been there, I would have objected to the best of my ability, because I think we in the maritimes are at least entitled to the sun.
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