November 15, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)


Stanley Howard Knowles (Whip of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)

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

Mr. Knowles:

On that point of order, I might say there is a good deal of merit in what the Postmaster General says. The fact of the matter is that whether we were in order or out of order, we got into this discussion the other night. As I said earlier, the members of this union were anxious to have corrected the three points that were made in the member's speech in the house. I was setting out to do that. I have dealt with two of them, and in a moment I shall be finished with the third one. I shall go so far as to admit that perhaps the Postmaster General is correct, and if we had not got started on it the whole thing would be out of order. Since we have gone this far, and since what amounts to a point of privilege has come up, I feel it is only fair to these men, who feel that they were misrepresented by a speech in the house, that their answer should be made.

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