February 2, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)


Joseph-Arthur Bradette



I am no more off the beam than your party has been for so many years. What has Canada done for Great Britain? The Secretary of State for External Affairs has mentioned some of the things, and I do not want to discuss the point further, because we are all glad and proud to do what we have done and wish we could do more, and no matter what we shall do in the future, we shall never be able to fully repay her. At the same time, however, the C.C.F. party try to vilify our own government. They go into their own section of the country, as the Conservatives did in the Portage la Prairie byelection, and tell the farmers of the west, "Your Canadian government is selling you short to Great Britain. They pay you only so much for a bushel of Canadian wheat, while the British government pays 75 cents more for British wheat." And that is the same party which always wraps around itself the great big flag of loyalty. If that sort of thing is not disloyal I do not know what is.

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