Mr. E. M. MACDONALD:
In the Mail
and Empire's report of the nomination proceedings for the Local Legislature which took place yesterday in the county of Peel, Mr. Fallis, a gentleman whose name the House is familiar with in connection with
certain horse deals in that county, and who is a candidate for re-election, is reported as having said:
That following the investigation he had met Mr. Thompson, K.C., who had conducted the investigation for the Government, and Mr. Thompson had assured him that the investigation had been a full and frank one, and that there was no possibility of legal action against Mr. Fallis. All that any person could say was that as a member he was injudicious in having anything to do with the matter.
I know Mr. Thompson personally, and have a very high regard for him; and, knowing him as I do, I cannot believe that he would give any such statement in advance of the commissioner's opinion. I think the House and the country have a right to know whether he is correctly reported, and I would therefore ask the minister who has to do with this matter to make inquiries, so as to be able to advise us whether or not Mr. Thompson made such a statement.