August 24, 1946 (20th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Thomas Reid

Liberal

Mr. REID:

Did I hear someone say no? I sat over there once, and watched the scene over here. The hon. member who has just interjected knows that what I am doing is for the people of this country-and that is the only reason that is prompting me. I am trying to safeguard the interests of the general public when I speak to-day. Oh, I know that if you want the emoluments of office, or if you want to be put into the senate, or want recognition as a cabinet minister, you had better slap backs, not slam them. I know that. I have seen men do it. I have been here sixteen years. I was elected by the people of New Westminster constituency, and I have always considered I have a duty to all those people. I have never been afraid to get up here and champion their cause, without looking for personal reward. If I had been looking for personal reward from the government I might have been a back-slapper and everyone knows what that means. I am also going to try to keep this government Liberal, if I can.

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