March 16, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Gerald Grattan McGeer

Liberal

Mr. McGEER:

I bow to your ruling,
sir, but what I would point out is this. Let us stop this bickering debate. Let us say. to the people not only of Canada but of the British empire and of the democracies of the world: Canada is united, and is moving, in proportion to her wealth and power to make her contribution to the defence of democracy. If we do that we need have no fear of leadership leagues or anything of the kind.
I ask the house to confirm the recommendation of the committee, so that there may be a report from a committee which has done its job fairly well by starting first with the most important feature of its obligation, namely an examination of the plant as it was at the time the contract was entered into, an examination of it as it is to-day, an examination of the organization which is operating, and the conditions under which the contract .is being fulfilled. If we do that one job we shall then be able to deal more intelligently with many other features of the investigation which we have been asked to make.
1950 COMMONS
Public Accounts Committee Report
Miss AGNES C. MACPHAIL (Grey-Brace) : Mr. Speaker, I am sure the government favour which the hon. member for Vancouver-Burrard (Mr. McGeer) is now enjoying will bring encouragement to all members of the House of Commons who are standing out, as some are- and particularly in the government party-against the majority opinion in their party. I say that because I can recall a time, and not so long ago, when the hon. member for Vancouver-Burrard was not-

Topic:   PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Subtopic:   MOTION FOB CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT
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