February 22, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

NAT

Harry Rutherford Jackman

National Government

Mr. JACKMAN:

I believe therefore that, in supporting the amendment, there is good reason to be advanced why the evidence should be tabled in order that the public of Canada should be able to say how the committee was conducted and how the individual members carried on. In the first place, perhaps as a sop or compromise, the committee voted unanimously to issue interim objective summaries of the evidence of various witnesses. The hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar and the vice-chairman of the committee and myself were appointed on that publicity subcommittee, and the evidence of the first witness, Mr. F. H. Brown, the financial adviser to the Minister of Munitions and Supply (Mr. Howe), was gone over and an objective summary was issued to the press. The next day the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar said that he could no longer serve on that publicity subcommittee because he had had several telephone calls which had proved embarrassing.

Topic:   WAR EXPENDITURES
Subtopic:   MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE
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