Mr. Chairman, I rise to a point of order. The hon. gentleman, as I understand it, makes a statement that my hon. friend from Marquette (Mr. Roche) deliberately and with malice aforethought did so and so.
If there is any man in this House who indulges in offensive language to members on this side, it is the hon. member for Alberta. When any one differs from his views, the hon. gentleman (Mr. Oliver) cannot combat it in ordinary ianguage, but he must descend to such language as the hon. member (Mr. Ingram) read from the Edmonton ' Bulletin ' in reference to the Toronto ' News.' The hon. member (Mr. Oliver) has changed, his
opinion in regard to the ' Free Press.' He defends it to-night, but a short time ago referring to the ' Free Press ' in the Edmonton ' Bulletin, ' he referred to it as a journalistic prostitute. In view of the language he can indulge in, I do not think there is any lecture coming to me from the hon. member for Alberta.
This all proves that the Department of the Interior should carefully scan every line of literature that is circulated for the purpose of promoting immigration. The hon. gentleman from Alberta (Mr. Oliver) accused the member for Marquette of deliberately garbling this literature, notwithstanding that my hon. friend (Mr. Roche) denied it.
If we who indulge in honest criticism can take exception to language in this literature, how very likely it is that those opposed to immigration to Canada will use it for their own purpose. I understood from the Minister of the Interior that he rather approved of this literature.