March 19, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

L LIB

Wilfrid Laurier (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Laurier Liberal

Sir WILFRID LAURIER:

As we look at the Government from this side of the House we cannot fail to notice that it is characterized by a healthier complexion
than it wore last 'session. There is not about it the same pallor that existed then. Although not a follower of the Government, I am glad to say that the present Administration displays a rosy red colour which is at all events pleasing to the eye. Last summer the friends of the Government were much concerned as to its condition. Many of them, perhaps I should say all of them, believed that unless there was a copious draft of rich red blood injected into its system, things might go hard with them. This condition necessitated a surgical operation. Such operations have been very much resorted to of late, especially since the w-ar began. Many have 'been the instances where healthy, strong men came forward and presented their bare arms to the surgeon in order to have .a vein opened in the last desperate attempt to save a moribund life.
Some ihon. MEMBERS: Hear, hear.

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