March 26, 2012

Mr. Pierre Poilievre (Nepean—Carleton, CPC):

70 years ago – as Europe was on the brink of complete Nazi domination – Winston Churchill stood only a few feet from where you now sit Mr. Speaker to deliver his famous some chicken, some neck speech.
In it, he declared: “Canada is a potent magnet, drawing together those in the new world and in the old whose fortunes are now united in a deadly struggle for life and honour against the common foe.”

Today until the end of June, the Parliamentary Library showcases select pages, audio and video clips of this inspirational speech and a signed copy of Karsh’s iconic photograph of Churchill.

It is an occasion to celebrate the a man who authored 41 books, who fought, was captured and escaped during the Boer war, led the Free World against Hitler and awoke America to the Soviet threat with his Iron Curtain speech at Fulton.

Let us celebrate Sir Winston Churchill, defender of the free world and the Greatest Parliamentarian of the 20th Century.