April 3, 1952 (21st Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. Jean Francois Pouliot (Temiscouaia):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I was rather surprised to read in yesterday's Ottawa J ournal that the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) had expressed some comments about members of parliament in a speech that he delivered yesterday. The article is entitled "Coldwell's opinion: feels M.P.'s and Senators put party discipline before consciences." I was greatly surprised to read that, because I would not have said it about the hon. member or any other member in this house. I cannot conceive of any member, living and working with us, speaking in that way about all of us. As one who believes that Liberalism is synonymous with independence-
An horn Member: The word perhaps, but not the practice.

Topic:   STATEMENT OF MR. COLDWELL AS TO MEMBERS' OPINIONS AND PARTY DISCIPLINE
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