January 30, 1958 (23rd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

As a matter of fact ever since the passing of the Indian Act of 1951 that is precisely what the department has been doing and, of course, you would expect me to say this, Mr. Chairman; but I dissent from what the hon. gentleman said about red tape. I know there were a lot of very complicated matters before officials, and I could not agree more about the fact that some were unnecessarily complicated. I am not one of those people who are very patient about delays, and I used to be impatient about some of these delays. I have now, however, become a student of the law and it is my experience that when you get into legal disputes it is often not really very fair to blame civil servants.

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Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION
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