March 15, 1928 (16th Parliament, 2nd Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)



My hon. friend says: "The house did not give its consent." The house gave its consent at any rate by acquiescing. May I say however to my hon. friend, as I intimated in the course of the discussion, that I was quite prepared, if the house wished me to do so, to read the statement rather than to have it presented in tabulated form. It contains very useful and accurate information and as such was given to

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the house for the purpose of enabling hon. members to read for themselves something which they could perhaps appreciate more readily by reading than by hearing it read. I hope I have not offended, but I will say to my hon. friend that I will keep his counsel in mind and endeavour not to offend in the future.

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