March 23, 1950 (21st Parliament, 2nd Session)

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Drew:

I am addressing my remarks to you, Mr. Speaker, in case there may be any doubt about it.
The point that arises in connection with the discussion which has taken place is this. The Minister of Justice supported his previous announcements of prosecutions by the statement that he was acting upon recommendation. If that is an appropriate explanation to the house for acting, then surely it is equally appropriate for the minister to inform the house whether he received an opinion to that effect in the case under which he is proceeding. I submit that only Your Honour can determine whether the question as asked is in keeping with the practice which has been established.

Topic:   COMBINES INVESTIGATION ACT
Subtopic:   FLOUR MILLING INDUSTRY
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