June 21, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Yes, it is "question." I am not going to detain hon. members much longer, but this is an important question I submit, Mr. Speaker, which I was asked to bring before this House by my constituents and iby labour locals throughout the length and breadth of the Dominion. If we can take a long time, as we did last night, in deciding whether or not we should tax substitutes for milk at a time when many of our people have not the wherewithal to buy milk, it seems to me we can at least afford a few minutes to discuss whether or not we shall maintain rights that the British people have enjoyed since the time of Magna Charta and the Bill of Rights. Therefore I move my resolution to amend the bill by providing that: -no one shall be deported tor any political offence committed in Canaida without being granted a trial by jury.
I trust that I shall have the support of members generally for what seems to be a reasonable request.

Topic:   IMMIGRATION-CRIMINAL CODE REPORT OF SPECIAL, COMMITTEE
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