July 16, 1942 (19th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

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

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

Opinions may
be free, but I am afraid that the opinion the public will have of my hon. friend for condemning public servants who are doing their utmost to defend this country and defend freedom, will not be such as will meet with his own approval. I say this because, while I do not claim it is necessarily a part of my duty, though I believe it is, certainly it is the part of chivalry that someone should defend public servants who are not here to defend themselves, but whose whole lives and time are being spent in helping to defend those of us who are in this House of Commons, our country and the freedom which we enjoy.

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