May 8, 1909 (11th Parliament, 1st Session)


David Henderson

Conservative (1867-1942)


But he does not make the contention that Mr. Cox does-not by any means. I think I know Mr. Bruce's private opinion, and if Mr. Bruce had been willing to say there was a mistake, why did he not come forward in the Banking and Commerce Committee and say so? He did not do it because he is an honest man, and would not make a statement he did not be-"eve- This Bill was put in the hands of Mr. Thomas Robinson, then member for Hamilton, to present to this House. Who was he? He was a good lawyer, who afterwards became judge in the High Court of Ontario. All those who had to deal with this matter were men of high character and ability, who knew what they were doing, and no doubt did exactly what they wanted. And we are asked to-day to review what they did and to say that every one of them blundered.

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