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

CON

Robert James Manion (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. MANION:

The hon. member can make a speech if he wants to, but if he wants to ask a question, he should ask it. I am not going to have him get up and say that this is absolute nonsense. The hon. gentleman may make his own speech, and I am endeavouring to make mine.
I repeat that no member of this committee can go to Toronto and visit this plant and be any wiser afterward as far as the terms of this contract and the method of carrying it out are concerned. It is futile to do that.
The hon. member for Vancouver-Burrard "pooh-poohed" any talking about expense. Apparently hon. members have changed their minds since the committee framed its report. The fourth paragraph of the report reads:
To sit, for a period not exceeding two days, in the city of Toronto, and that the payment of any travelling expenses incurred be authorized.
That is the report, yet the hon. member for Vancouver-Burrard gets up here and castigates hon. gentlemen on this side because they criticize the expense. I criticize the expense.

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