March 27, 1924 (14th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LAB

William Irvine

Labour

Mr. IRVINE:

I quite understand, Mr. Speaker, the basis upon which the commission was drawn. I wish also to add that, as hon. members know, the scope of the commission has been extended to cover the whole period of the bank's existence. I suppose it would be of some value for Canada and for parliament to know whether any finance minister was negligent or whether he was not, or which finance minister was negligent and which was not. That Would be of some political interest at least. But for the life of me I cannot see how that "would affect the Home Bank depositors. I cannot see that the discovery that Sir Thomas White or some other minister of finance had been negligent would put one dollar in the pocket of a depositor.

Topic:   HOME BANK INVESTIGATION
Subtopic:   MOTION BY MR. IRVINE FOR APPOINTMENT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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