Mr. D. A. LAFORTUNE (Montcalm):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. I see in this morning's Ottawa Journal-Press:
Wild Talk from Lafortune.
Mr. D. A Lafortune, of Montcalm, declared that Canada owed nothing to England, and it was England who must defend the finest colony of the Empire. He added: "Never will we , spend one cent for the Laurier navy before consulting the people."
I declare that I never used that language.
I repeated yesterday what the late Mr. F. D. Monk had declared in this House and outside of it. I repeat, I never used that language, but the very man who used that language was a member of this Government. That is what I said. If the reporter of the Journal-Press is here I suppose he will be gentleman enough to make the correction and to report wihat I said correctly, adding that it was Mr. Monk, the late minister in this very same Cabinet, who used that language, and not the member for Montcalm.