Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, it becomes my unfortunate duty to deal with a matter affecting the privileges of the house. My attention was directed to the fact that during the course of a speech in the house the night before last the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Pouliot) said:
I am not in favour of an election this year.
That remark does not appear in Hansard, and it now transpires that the words were taken down by the Hansard reporter and struck out of the report by the hon. gentleman. I hold the original manuscript in my
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hand. Though as much care as can be exercised is taken in connection with these matters I think it well to direct attention to the fact that the privileges extended to members do not permit of the elimination from their remarks of statements of this kind.
Subtopic: RIGHT OP MEMBER TO REVISE REMARKS