March 21, 1939 (18th Parliament, 4th Session)


Arza Clair Casselman (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. A. C. CASSELMAN (Grenville-Dun-das):

Mr. Speaker, in view of the statement of the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) I think it is incumbent upon me to say something. I understand the right hon. gentleman to say that I did concur in
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the deletion from Hansard. It is quite true that Mr. Young, the editor of debates, communicated with me last night and asked me if I would acquiesce in such a change. I told him that at that time I would not acquiesce, that I had no authority to assume to myself any responsibilities that are covered by the rules of the house. In order that there should be no misunderstanding, I took the matter up with the editor of debates before the opening of the house to-day, believing that he might have misunderstood me. In conversation with me he stated positively that I did not acquiesce in any change.

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