December 21, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Joseph Miville Dechene

Liberal

Mr. Dechene:

I wish to take just a few minutes, Mr. Speaker. The hon. members who are calling order have wasted hours and hours during this session and I have not. I am getting to be an aged man. I have been in public life for fifty years. I was elected a member of the Alberta legislature over thirty years ago, and I can boast that the reputation I left there is a good one. So far as the electors of the constituency of Athabaska are concerned, an unjust, unfair and uncalled-for insinuation of that kind will not do me any harm because I am too well known. It will only mean that the hon. gentleman's party will lose the few votes they had in that constituency. I am entitled to say that. I have some justice coming to me in this house as well as the hon. gentleman. I can trace my ancestry back to 1764.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   REFERENCE TO REMARK IN DEBATE OF LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
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