February 28, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

CON

John Best

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEST.

selves. Sir, we think for ourselves and speak for ourselves. I am glad to know that I belong to a party that dares to express its own opinions. If ever I was proud it was to have this assurance from a member on the government side that the party to which I belong was a party of independence of thought and speech. I hope the day will never come when the members of any party in this country will be afraid to speak for themselves. We are British subjects. We love the land of our birth, and the great empire of which we form a part; and I hope the day will never come when that great empire on which the sun never sets will be dismembered or divided.

Topic:   *FEBRUARY 28, 1910 QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   NAVAL SERVICE OF CANADA.
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