February 13, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

What is the use of quibbling about the details? It is just a quibble by which the Prime Minister tries to get away from the fact that he appointed Major Hahn as the representative of this government. That to my mind is one of the most extraordinary things in the whole proceeding; and I believe that the Prime Minister is ashamed of it. When I accused him of it the other day in the house he said -at first-no, he had not done it. He feels to-day, I think rightly, that he should not have made a perfect stranger Canada's representative. There are all kinds of employees of the Department of National Defence from the deputy minister down, who are outstandingly able men. .

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