May 9, 1950 (21st Parliament, 2nd Session)


John George Diefenbaker

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Diefenbaker:

I am not enforcing the law. I want to tell you if there was a minister of justice over there who was not exhibiting as to this matter some of the attitudes the minister assumed in connection with the millers, we would not have the communism and communist activities that we have in various parts of this country. I am taking his argument and using it to show that under section 133 prosecution is possible and conviction is possible, for under that section the accused lost the right to defend except by going on the witness stand and himself answering the presumption that was raised against him.

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