March 2, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)


Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

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

Mr. DOUGLAS (Weyburn):

Then I should like to support the suggestion advanced by the hon. member for Vancouver North in connection with groundcrew. I came into the chamber while the hon. member was speaking; I did not hear his statement, but I understand that he was considerably amazed and amused

War Appropriation-Air Services
by the comment I offered last year in regard to the Dieppe operation particularly, in view of the fact, he said, that my observations were based on a Cook's tour and some experience as a chaplain in the reserve army. I should like to tell the hon. gentleman that I have never been on a Cook's tour, and I have never been a chaplain in the reserve army or any other kind of chaplain. I only hope the rest of the information he gave the committee was more reliable than those two statements.

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