February 1, 1916 (12th Parliament, 6th Session)


George Perry Graham



After the speech of the
hon. member for West Lambton (Mr. Pardee) I am almost afraid to mention the word " Sir." Although that interview was a strikingly caustic criticism of everything connected with the war, the censors, so far as I know, have said nothing about it. Perhaps it was overlooked; but we who are membersi of the press in a smaller way are pretty well tied up, and sometimes I think large things are overlooked and small things are kept out of the press which would be of absolute interest to the people and could do no possible harm to the great cause in which we are engaged.
This is the first time I have ever mentioned a personal matter in this House, and so far as I am concerned, I think it is unworthy of notice; but since my silence might be misconstrued and some hon. friends, particularly those around me, might consider that I had left undone something that I should have done in the way of speech, I wish to refer to it. The Solicitor General the other evening when the Shell Committee was being discussed, intimated that I was connected with one of the companies which had been spoken of by the hon. member for St. John (Mr. Pugsley). I admit the soft impeachment.

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