I have heard the hon. member on the platform there and his attitude was somewhat different from what it is here.
I want to substantiate the position which myself and other members from British Columbia have taken on this question. I have here a letter addressed to myself from a government official in British Columbia and I shall quote a sentence from it:
Youra of the 24th instant received a few days ago. Before taking up the matter of which you enquire, I am going to take the liberty of saying that your position on the oriental problem, as stated in parliament, comes nearer to being that of the average workingman than the position taken by those who presume to apeak for the labour movement.
That is written by a man whose name is as well known in British Columbia as is the Premier's and who has had a long and honourable career in organized labour.
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