February 18, 1926 (15th Parliament, 1st Session)

LAB

James Shaver Woodsworth

Labour

Mr. WOODSWORTH:

Does not the position taken by the leader of the opposition imply that the committee must of necessity divide itself into two parts, one portion of the committee being inclined to assume the role of prosecutors and the other that of defenders? I take it that the committee and the House ought not so to divide. I understand that at least one member of the committee does not occupy any such position and if that gentleman is to be a sort of judge in the matter, then I would say that whether we have counsel representing either prosecution or defence, we should decidedly have counsel to represent as far as possible the interests of the people irrespective of party.

Topic:   CUSTOMS INQUIRY
Subtopic:   'FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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