Hon. CYRUS MACMILLAN (Queens) moved:
That the first report of special committee on social security, presented on March 16, be concurred in.
Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I have just a word to-say about this. I wish to congratulate the' hon. members of this committee on social security upon having made such a happy choice in the selection of a chairman. In fact there could be no better chairman than my hon. friend, the hon. member for Queens. I sincerely believe that social security will be in safe hands as long as he presides over the committee as he has over other committees during previous sessions.
I ask hon. members to be very careful about the report presented by Professor Marsh. I have glanced over it in the press, but have not yet had an opportunity to read the full text. I remember distinctly that a report on unemployment which he submitted some years ago to the federation of mayors was not at all comprehensive. I always have great fear about the idealistic tendencies of those who may be described as book worms. There are great differences between university professors. There are those who teach real science and are properly called learned men. There are others, of course, who live in the clouds and have but a vague idea of what is going on on mother earth. Those men are most dangerous. I am not ready yet to say that Professor Marsh is one of them. I shall wait and see.
Subtopic: CONCURRENCE IN FIRST REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE