December 18, 1962 (25th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

John Whitney Pickersgill

Liberal

Mr. Pickersgill:

Mr. Chairman, I should like to say a word on the point of order. What the hon. member for Burnaby-Coquitlam is saying is that some people should be denied the right to use both of the official languages of this country. That is the gist of his point of order. It seems to me that is a most extraordinary doctrine to be propounded in this house, that we have to investigate the background of someone before we will allow him to speak French. Considering the debate we were having up until this bill came before us, I must say I am absolutely astonished to
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hear the hon. member for Burnaby-Coquitlam favour a certain measure of unilingualism in this country.

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