There is a question of allowing you to use all your rights, all your privileges because your strike is legal and to use all that to defend yourselves. But, on the other hand, we, in the government-I was talking about Parliament then-members both in power and in the Opposition also have a duty to fulfill, that of ensuring that the people of this country are well served. At present, there is no mistake about it, you are depriving farmers of part of their income and also run the risk of depriving the consumer. In a few weeks, if that ever lasts a few weeks, there will be a danger of depriving people of food and by the same token a danger of speculation called the black market of prices, etc.
So, we have a duty to fulfill, and a decision must be made. Our friend from Bellechasse, I agree, was serious. On the other hand, I told my hon. friend the expert from the area of Joliette (Mr. La Salle), that is perhaps less serious. When one thinks that he pretended at one time to be a defender of Quebec, of French Canada, and he left the party because he was badly treated in that party, but he has not yet succeeded to convince anybody of his western
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group to help us bring back order, then justice in the Eastern Canada. You have done nothing of the kind.
Mr. Speaker, it is the first time that I attack him in this House-
Subtopic: MOTION TO ADJOURN UNDER S.O. 26 LABOUR CONDITIONS LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE-EFFECT ON FEED GRAIN SUPPLIES