December 16, 1960 (24th Parliament, 4th Session)


James Ewen Matthews

Mr. Matihews:

Mr. Speaker, actually I had no intention of speaking. After listening to the gloom, this is simply an attempt on

my part to introduce a little fun and something of the Christmas spirit. I am quite happy to see members of the opposition laughing and enjoying themselves. I think they are very fine fellows. I said that without giving it much thought, however.
Many times in the past we have heard predictions from the Liberal party and I should like to deal with one for a few minutes. This weird prediction came from the Liberal department of doom. Ever since they went out of office in 1957 they have claimed for Canada and Canadians all types of ruin and destruction. None of their predictions have come to pass or are they likely to come to pass. A few weeks ago the Leader of the Opposition put one prediction into orbit across Canada that tops them all. He told his party followers that the Liberal party would soon be in power again. That is just more gloom, and to help them on their way I would suggest an old theme song to them: I'm forever blowing bubbles, pretty bubbles in the air, and you know what happened to those bubbles.

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