May 9, 1911 (11th Parliament, 3rd Session)


John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)


I was pleased a week ago last Friday when I heard the Prime Minister say that he had changed his mind, and that he was going to the coronation. I believe that the Dominion of Canada has a perfect right to pay his expenses. But it was distinctly understood, at least I so understood, that any other member who went would have to pay his own expenses. I think that any member of parliament who goes to England and has his expenses paid by the people of Canada, is not doing the right thing. If the government offered to pay the expenses of all the members of this House, I think they would all volunteer to go. I did not know who were the members, with the exception of the hon. member for North Toronto (Mr. Foster)

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