May 11, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

Daniel (Dan) McIvor

Liberal

Mr. McIVOR:

I would ask you, Mr. Speaker, to pardon me for a moment. Why do we support hockey, baseball or rugger? It is because when a boy gets a place on the team, it is his first experience of democracy. If more clergy, members of parliament and social workers knew what the boys and girls go through when they lose a game, and realized that they then have a better chance of speaking to them than they have from the pulpit or the public platform, the better it would be.
In the Port Arthur News-Chronicle of May 8 appeared an article under the heading, "Boys played hockey, no time for crime, McKitrick states".

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   HOCKEY-WINNING OF MEMORIAL CUP BY PORT ARTHUR BRUINS
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