April 13, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

NAT

Gordon Graydon (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Mr. GRAYDON:

I have heard more forced laughs and hollow laughs from the government side in the last little while than I have for a long time.
I think it was the day before yesterday the Prime Minister had something to say about our leader, John Bracken. From the best information I can get, the problem of the Prime Minister now will not be to try to get John Bracken into the house but rather how to keep him out and get himself in. So while I sympathize with the government and its supporters in this rather serious hour, as far as they are concerned, still we hope that when we are the government we will receive the sort of treatment we have tried to accord them since we have been in opposition. We will understand their position. As the Prime Minister sits over here we will be watching him; but I am afraid the difficulty will be that he will not be able to sit over here after one election but that it will take one or two by-elections to get him here. In the days that lie ahead I will not forget the remarks of the Prime Minister during the last couple oft years, when he did not quite sympathize with me but rather was somewhat critical from time to time because of the fact that my leader had not. a seat in the house. When the appeal to the people is over the tables will be turned.

Business oj the House-General Election

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PROCEDURE IN CONCLUDING THE SESSION- ANNOUNCEMENT OF GENERAL ELECTION ON JUNE 11
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