February 28, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. COLDWELL:

I should like to get your ruling, Mr. Speaker.
Hon. L. R. LaFLECHE (Minister of National War Services): Since the last sitting of this house I have had the opportunity of reading the official report of the. proceedings of this honourable house. This afternoon I have listened to the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar, and in reply may I say that in the course of my reading I came across certain statements in Hansard attributed to the hon. member. In an effort to understand their position one must have recourse to what

can be found. Among other things I find the following on page 545 of Hansard of June 5, 1940, where the hon. member is reported as having said:
. . . the secret of the recent success of the Germans is the fact that they have consciously planned their economic structure.
And then later on on another occasion he said that the prosperity built up by the socialists was a type of economy which is causing so much trouble today; and also that they did a remarkable job in a short space of time.

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