Hon. WILLIAM PUGSLEY:
Mr. Speaker, I wish to raise a question of privilege which arises out of some observations made by my right hon. friend the Prime Minister (Sir Robert Borden), on the 6th of June, in connection with a certain investigation of the affairs of the Central Railway Company of New Brunswick. These remarks were made upon a motion which was made by the Minister of Labour (Mr. Crothers). The right hon. the Prime Minister alleged that I had made an infinitely stronger attack upon Mr. Justice Landry than the Minister of Public Works (Mr. Rogers) had, in a letter to the Prime Minister, made upon Mr. Justice Galt. The Prime Minister also made some remarks with regard to the course which he said had been taken to prevent proper inquiry at that time. My statement will take some little time and I have no desire to delay the House upon the discussion of the Military Service Bill; but I realize that if one delays too long he is not allowed to bring up a question of privilege. If it could be understood that there would be no prejudice from the delay, that my rights would stand as they are now, I should be willing
to let the matter stand until the Military Service Bill is out of committee.