Mr. J. L. DUGUAY (Lake St. John) (Translation):
Mr. Speaker, the following
news item was published on Saturday last by the newspaper Le Canada:
Air. Duguay went to St. Leon to meet a settler by the name of Jeffrey Levasseur-
I wish to state, sir, that I never met any settler, at St. Leon. Moreover, I have never been to St. Leon. The settler alluded to called to see me at my office. I wish to add that I am amazed at the statement made by the Hon. Mr. Laferte, Minister of Colonization of Quebec. He is entirely wrong in seeking to justify his agents by throwing the blame on me. Within the last ten days settlers from St. Leon-the latter is not in the county of Lake St. John but in that of Chicoutimi-have come regularly to my office with grievances against Mr. Maltais. I
replied to Mr. Levasseur that he should first communicate with the Minister of Colonization at Quebec.