February 2, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

SC

Frederick George Hahn

Social Credit

Mr. Hahn:

That is right. I have some
fault to find with the government; it is not all good. One fault I have to find is the government's policy toward provincial governments. A dominion-provincial conference is long past due. It should be realized that members of parliament are elected to manage national and international affairs, but it should not be forgotten that the people in the provinces elect the provincial governments as their representatives. They feel, and rightly so, that the provincial government should be held responsible to them, as the Liberal government has been held responsible to the people of all Canada in respect to dominion administration. They are answerable for their deeds in the same manner that we are. If British Columbia or Quebec, or any other province in Canada, passes legislation with which possibly we do not agree, then perhaps the reason is that it is just a bad egg from an old Liberal batch. There is only one way of curing it and I believe that is through a dominion-provincial conference.

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