Canada at War: PARLIAMENT: Snappish King

Tempers were as brittle as matchsticks in Canada's House of Commons last week:

> On the first day of debate, smooth and usually imperturbable Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King was exasperated and beside himself at Opposition tactics. In an ominous tone he snapped: "If we (the Government) cannot get cooperation we shall have to consider our responsibility. . . ." Ears pricked up all over Canada. This sounded like a threat to dissolve the House, which would mean a general election.

> The Opposition drew blood again when Parliamentary Gadfly Richard Burpee Hanson, a longtime enemy of Mr. King, protested...

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