March 14, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)


Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GORDON GRAYDON (Leader of the Opposition):

Having heard the explanation of the matter covered by the Prime Minister, I should like to say this. The Premier of Ontario could hardly be held accountable for the office arrangements of the Prime Minister of Canada, and it seems to me, while we must respect the explanation which has been given by the Prime Minister with respect to his not having received the letter, nevertheless I think the house and the country will be in agreement that the statement made last night by the Premier of Ontario, having in mind the fact that he had on Friday sent a letter to the Prime Minister, was in every respect a proper and an appropriate statement to make. I hope that the Prime Minister will not attempt, because there is a Progressive Conservative government in Ontario, to pick unnecessary fights with the Premier of Ontario.

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