No one conscious of the dangers now threatening the world can share the minister's indignation. Why should we be so actively sympathetic towards Stalin's henchmen and so eager to co-operate with Poland's communistic regime? Yet, however strange the government's attitude in this case, it will not surprise anyone. We are now accustomed to their policy of laissez-faire. Moreover, the Secretary of State for External Affairs appointed an ambassador to Yugoslavia, whose government has persecuted the primate of the Catholic church, Archbishop Stepinac, a martyr whom they chained in a cell, after a mock trial, and whose only fault was that he defended his church and his flock.
Mr. Speaker, I beg you to restore order in the house.
Why not close our embassy in the land of Tito, that Stalin No. 2, and establish one instead at the Vatican?
Why not appoint an ambassador to the Vatican where the great and august pontiff is asserting himself as the champion of true liberty, charity and peace?
We are witnessing a never-ending series of deplorable deeds both in the national and the international spheres as well as reprehensible omissions; yet, anyone in full possession of hi3 spirits, unless he is blinded: by direct prejudice, will admit that only aberration or unjustified apprehension is preventing the government from fulfilling a sacred duty, towards Canada and civilization, which is threatened: from all sides.
The government allowed the communist party to broadcast. Within hearing of the whole world, Tim Buck smeared his country. The CBC allows Stalin's agents to use its airlanes. In 1940 and since, the CBC, which is the government's jack of all trades, prevented me from speaking over its network, though my script had been passed by the censorship division. The Corporation is but the servile tool of the government, its master's servant. In allowing communist speeches to be broadcast, the government unconsciously promoted the organization of a whole spy network in Russia's interest. We have not seen the last of this gang of spies which is a real adder's nest. No stone must be .left unturned in an attempt to destroy it. The
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best method would be to ban the Labour Progressive party which is, to all intents and purposes, the communist party in Canada.
Mr. Speaker, the time has come to unmask the baseness as well as the sins of commission and omission of public men whom the lying and white-washing propaganda of a partisan press attempts to boost to the highest pinnacle. The time has come to expose the exaggerated reputation of the so-called demigods that a CBC sponsored legend surrounds with complacent admiration. The time has come to unmask these patriotic puppets whose heart is in London while their shell remains in Canada.
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