June 3, 1921 (13th Parliament, 5th Session)

UNION

John Allister Currie

Unionist

Mr. CURRIE:

It is not my intention to discuss this Bill at any great length, but I rise to answer the statement the hon. gentleman has read from the Toronto Star. He might have looked in Hansard at that period and he would have found an answer to that very statement. The facts are that Mr. Bell, of Stayner, took the public platform against me. He was warned absolutely that if he did he would lose his position, and he lost his position. And what are the facts? Under the law he had a perfect right to call for an investigation as to whether he should he thrown out of this position or not. He had not the courage to make application for this investigation, because he knew very well he was absolutely guilty. I never took anybody out of a public office. Under the old law if a civil servant took the public platform, or engaged in canvassing against a member of Parliament, he knew he forfeited his head. To-day the same thing is in effect.

Topic:   CIVIL SERVICE ACT, 1918, AMENDMENT
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