February 28, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

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

Mr. COLDWELL:

May I just interject to say that in my opinion this applause for that kind of statement is unseemly in this house. Then at page 902 the minister is reported as having said:
The hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar does not like to be called, or his party to be called, national socialists, despite what has been said many times and despite that his lieutenant in British Columbia preached the methods employed by that party in Germany of which our friend says he is not a-
The record breaks there. Mr. Speaker, I contend that we are at war with national socialism in Germany, and to endeavour to attack any party in this country as being a national socialist movement is to accuse that party of disloyalty to this country and falsely to imply a position which is not borne out by the facts. May I say that this movement in its philosophy and outlook is exactly the same as the labour and socialist parties of Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

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