Mr. B. B. LAW (Yarmouth):
Mr. Speaker, I desire to rise to a question of privilege. I call your attention to an article which appeared in the Ottawa Journal on Friday, January 30, 1914, and which reads as follows:
It is current gossip on Parliament Hill to-tlay that Hon. W. S. Fielding, who resigned the editorship of the Montreal Herald-Telegraph yesterday, intends to re-enter the House of Commons at an early day. It is said that Mr. B. B. Law, of Yarmouth, N.S., will resign his seat in his favour. Yarmouth is regarded as a safe Liberal constituency, and there is no <3oubt that the former Finance Minister would
be an immense help to the .Opposition, which is none too effective at present.
I think it is due to my constituents, who have on four different occasions elected me to a seat in this House, and by handsome majorities, to say, in the first place, that there is absolutely no truth in this statement in so far as it refers to myself. 1 have never been asked to resign my seat, nor have I any intention of doing so. 1 propose to stay here and oppose bad legislation whenever it is introduced.