The hon. member (Mr. Neely) has misrepresented me as stating that the people of a large section of this country are disloyal. There is nothing in my speech to justify that statement, and I have the right to ask the hon. member either to substantiate this charge by quoting the words I used, or else withdraw his charge.
I think I have a fair un derstanding of the ordinary words of the English language. I have listened to the hon. member's words, and I have read and re-read his words in ' Hansard,' and I cannot come to any other conclusion than that I have stated. If the hon. member states that he did not mean that, that he was not trying to cast a reflection on the loyalty of a large section of our French Canadian people, I shall be compelled by the rules of the House to accept his explanation.
I have asked the hon. member (Mr. Neely) to withdraw his statement to the effect that I charged the people of a large section of this country with disloyalty. I never made such a charge, and I ask the hon. member to withdraw it.