Mr. J. G. TURRIFF:
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. In the Peterborough Review of a late date I see the following:
Bound to Have an Election.
The tilt between the federal member for West Peterborough and Mr. Carvell, the somewhat famous member of the Liberal Opposition for Carleton, N.B., and Mr. Turriff, the Liberal M.P. and free wheat champion from Assiniboia, was very illuminating. Could anything be plainer? We leave our readers to guess who are trying to run this country into the horrors of a general election in war-time. Hansard says:
Mr. Burnham: Will the hon. gentleman permit me to ask him a question?
Mr. Carvell: Certainly.
Mr. Burnham: Does the hon. gentleman intend to move a vote of censure upon the Government for the conduct of the war, so far? If not, of what avail is all this abuse now?
Mr. Carvell: I do not wish to be discourteous to my hon. friend-
Mr. Marcil: Do not hurt his feelings.
but I may say I am not the leader of the party, and do not move votes of censure unless I am instructed to do so. I have the greatest confidence, however, that the people of Canada, when they get the opportunity, will carry into effect a vote of censure much more effectual than anything we an say in this House.
Mr. Schaffner: They do not want it.
Mr. Burnham: This is for a general election, then?
Mr. Turriff: That is what we wanted last year.
I am not attributing any blame whatever to the paper. The mistake has occurred through the Hansard reporter not catching exactly the right woid; the word "we" was substituted for .the word "you," which changes the whole meaning of the sentence. What I said was:
That is what you wanted last year.
Instead of "you," they put in "we."