May 7, 1974 (29th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Prime Minister)


Mr. Trudeau:

I am sure many of us on this side of the House will want to explain this at some length to the country if we become involved in an election campaign. We have explained before, and will explain again, that these simplistic solutions in reality are Conservative solutions, ones which a Liberal Party would not want to place on the workingman and the fisherman. I think perhaps the slogan I would suggest to the Tory Party for its measure would be: The price is right; let us freeze the wages.
Mr. Speaker, I was attempting to show that this parliament has been doing a relatively good job-an admission of some of the opposition parties until now. I want to conclude by asking all members of this House, including myself, to try to put aside for a moment any partisan spirit. I would ask the members of this House, as we will ask the citizens of this country if we are forced to ask them for a renewed mandate, to reflect upon the troubled world in which Canadians are living. I do not think that anyone who looks at other parts of the world would be unaware of the economic and political instability which exists in many countries. I would appeal to Canadians to consider, not that everything is fine and dandy but that Canada is doing, shall we say, relatively well in this troubled world.

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