October 18, 1976 (30th Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

John Angus MacLean

Progressive Conservative

Mr. MacLean:

I might digress here for a moment and deal with government experts. I have no objection to civil servants as individuals, but I think it is unrealistic for us as a country to take a person from perhaps the age of four, put him into a publicly supported kindergarten, put him through school and high school, which are funded publicly to a large extent, then through university and perhaps to a PhD degree, with a large contribution for that education from the public taxpayer, and then immediately make him a civil servant to direct us and to tell us what is best for us.

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Subtopic:   SPEECH FROM THE THRONE
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