I happen to have a paper containing a report of my hon. friend's speech, and it was along this line, as he will no doubt recall: that this was not a time for political controversy at all. I say this much to my hon. friend's credit, that I do not think he said anything that was uncomplimentary about anybody during the course of that whole campaign. Along with his fellow ministers and followers in the house he went up there and it was a perfect love feast. But the main thought expressed was: You must vote for these agreements and show that you are in favour of the empire. My hon. friend also spoke of Laurier having started the preference.
Subtopic: IMPERIAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE
Sub-subtopic: CONTINUATION OF DEBATE ON THE MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED KINGDOM