August 19, 1914 (12th Parliament, 4th Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Sir ROBERT BORDEN:

As far as the suggestion of my right hon. friend is concerned, I accept it at once It is a very proper one, and we shall be prepared to have printed such a number of copies as will enable the documents in question to have the widest publicity in this country, as I think they should have. I restricted tlie proposal to the speeches of the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and the Prime Minister because those are official; but in a certain sense the leader of an opposition in the system of government we have in all British dominions occupies also an official position, .and, if it commends itself to the judgment of the House, as I have no doubt it will, we shall be very glad to add to the motion, as my hon. friend from Red Deer (Mr. Michael Clark) suggests. I have read the speech of Mr. Bonar Law, and I entirely agree with .my hon. friend from Red Deer in his appreciation of it. The motion may :be considered amended accordingly.
Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Topic:   THE EUROPEAN WAR.
Subtopic:   PAPERS PRESENTED.
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