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

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

There is an old saying, Mr. Speaker, that actions speak louder than words. We have heard the words of my hon. friend, a great many there were, but I just wish he could have been on this side of the house, to have a glimpse of himself and his followers when I made the announcement that the election was to be held on June 11. While there was great applause from all other parts of the house I noticed that not a single member of the Progressive Conservative party rapped his desk-not until after I had spoken to my colleague the Minister of Mines and Resources (Mr. Crerar) on my right and my colleague the Minister of Justice (Mr. St. Laurent) on my left, and suggested to them that they take a look at hon. members immediately opposite. I did that because not one of them was receiving the announcement with any degree of satisfaction at all.
In conclusion may I say that one has only to be on this side of the house-

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