Hon. H. A. BRUCE (Parkdale):
There is nothing more vital to the preservation of a democratic nation than the unswerving maintenance of the right of free speech in parliament. Anything that challenges that right is an invasion and a threat of the most dangerous kind to free institutions.
That Senator Bouchard, when he spoke in another place, was discussing a subject of very special importance to Canada, there should be no question. That it was his undoubted privilege and indeed his duty to [DOT]express his views is beyond debate. That he expressed those views in language befitting parliament there is also no room for debate.
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