I rise to a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. I read in ' La Pa trie ' of yesterday, in the parliamentary l.etter, the following paragraph :
Quelqu'un qui se croit au. fait des allees et venues politiquoe, m'assurait tout k l'heure que Particle trSs blessant publiS dans le " News," a etd inspird par sir Wilfrid Laurier lui-meme.
Which I will translate as follows :
Some body who thinks that he knows what is going on in the political world assured me a moment ago that the most offensive article published in the * News ' has been inspired by Sir Wilfrid Laurier himself.
This matter came up incidentally yesterday, and I have only to say again that there is no foundation at all for this statement. Neither directly nor indirectly, in any shape or form, did I inspire that article. I never knew of its publication until my attention was called to it yesterday at three o'clock.