June 25, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)


Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)


My point is that the minister asked me to give him the names of persons who had been called in the middle of the harvest, and I gave him eleven names. I asked him to investigate them but I said that I could not vouch for all of them. The minister promised he would investigate. On February 21, four weeks later, the Regina Leader-Post contained a long, critical and bitter article concerning me, because I had

requested, so the paper alleged, postponement for these men. The minister having promised to investigate, and naturally to report the result of his investigation to me, as he did subsequently, I should have had the report before it got into the public press.

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