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

CON

Hugh Guthrie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. GUTHRIE:

-and it was in respect
of those charges, some of them very definite and very positive, that this committee of investigation was appointed. Personally I would have no objection Whatever to the employment of counsel by the Department of Customs; I think under all the circumstances that is their right. But there is another side to the case-the public. Now, the public are concerned. My hon. friend from Joliette (Mr. Denis) stated that the member for Vanoouver Centre had made certain definite charges. He certainly has made some very broad charges. My hon. friend from Joliette lays the burden on the shoulders of the hon. member of proving those charges. Surely, then, he should have something to say in regard to the prosecution of those charges before the committee. I think we are all well aware that three members of the committee represent the government side of the House-*

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