April 17, 1918 (13th Parliament, 1st Session)

UNION

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Unionist

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

I would like to say just a few words chiefly in reply to my hon. friend (Mr. E. Lapointe). I would call his attention to the fact that the Secretary of State for External Affairs was appointed on the 12th day of October, 1917, and he since has been elected to this Parliament. The Minister of Immigration and Colonization was appointed on the 12th day of October, and he since has been elected to Parliament. The Minister of Soldiers' Civil Re-establishment is a member of the Senate, and, unlike the unfortunate mortals who are members of this House, he does not require election.

Topic:   SALARIES ACT AMENDMENT-INDEPENDENCE OF PARLIAMENT.
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