October 16, 1919 (13th Parliament, 3rd Session)


William Stevens Fielding

Unionist (Liberal)


Mr. Chairman, in the last part of the very moderate and very interesting speech of my hon. friend ('Sir Thomas White) he gave us a. very pretty picture of a condition which he expects to arise in relation to the management of the public affairs of this country. He gave us the picture of a condition in which the biggest interests of the people of Canada, the subjects of most consequence to them, should be taken absolutely out of their own control. He says that in order to make this great enterprise successful you must keep it out of politics; and he -expects that to be accomplished. Does my Iron, friend not know as well as I do that politics in its proper sense means the business of the people of this country? When you .provide that the great business of the people of this country is going to be taken out of politics, that means that you /are going to take it out of the control of the people and to put it into the hands of irresponsible parties.

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