February 23, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)

CON

Thomas Simpson Sproule

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPROULE.

If they are satisfied the English-speaking members still have a very strong objection to it because if the unrevised edition is translated they might be made to say in the French edition many things which they did not say, but which would be used against them in the country. It is bad enough to hold a man responsible for what he did say, but let him have an opportunity of confirming the record of his utterance and do not attribute to him something he never said. It would mean the translation of an incorrect copy and that would be bad for both parties, bad for the House, bad for parliament and misleading to the country. As to the proposal to defer the publication of the revised version in English and French until after the close of the session-

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