February 6, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

May I say to my hon. friend that I have no knowledge of what has been said or censored, but I shall look into the matter. I might say further to my hon. friend and to the house that it is a pretty difficult matter to decide what is the wisest course to take with respect to censoring political speeches. Men can be made martyrs of if their words are suppressed; on the other hand they are apt to convey an entirely false impression to others than themselves with respect to the significance of their words if they are allowed to speak freely. In these matters I think at this time we shall have to trust largely to the common sense of the people.

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