Mr. J. A. ROBB (Chateauguay-Hunting-don):
Mr. Speaker, I think this is the
first time in twelve years' parliamentary experience that I have risen to a question of privilege. In debate yesterday, my hon. friend the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Ballantyne), used this sentence as found in Hansard, page 3321: [DOT]
To use t!he words of the hon. member for Red Deer my hon. friends opposite from the province of Quebec are something like Admiral Nelson- they always put the glass to the blind eye. They fraternize one with the other and can see nothing ibut victory ahead for themselves-they can see nothing but the maintenance of this "Quebec bloc." One of the sheep has jumped over the walls of the pen and is wandering loose at the present time;
Mr. Speaker, as a member from Quebec I resent the implication of being called a sheep. The Minister of Marine and Fisheries, perhaps unintentionally, conveyed an insult to the members from the province of Quebec, which he himself may regret. I wish that he would withdraw the statement.
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