I say, Mr. Speaker, that that situation will be confronted if it should arise. It may not arise. But that does not entitle the government to ignore its responsibility to consult these provinces. If the Minister of Justice (Mr. Garson) is looking for a sound exposition of the constitutional position in this matter I commend to him the words of Laurier, Lapointe, and Cardin who were not interested in hair-splitting, but who laid down in categorical, plain and emphatic terms that there is no right to obtain amendments to this constitution without consultation with the provinces. What did they mean?
Subtopic: AMENDMENT TO READJUST REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS