June 5, 1934

LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

Let me finish my statement. This is a question of privilege. Kindly restrain yourself for a little while.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

During the remarks of the hon. member for North Battleford (Mr. McIntosh) the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Weir) raises a point of order, which he has a right to do.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

I must insist that the hon. member withdraw his statement, that I inserted words in Hansard that I did not say. I take objection; I ask that the hon. member withdraw that statement.

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LIB
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Withdraw.

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

-and it is not true, but the charge I am making against him can be proved to be true.

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CON

Robert Weir (Minister of Agriculture)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. WEIR (Melfort):

I rise to a point of order, Mr. Speaker. I did not make the statement that the hon. member for North Battle-ford did not say the words that appeared in Hansard, "but merely political cattle." What I did say was that I did not hear him say those words, and that if I had heard him I would have asked that they be withdrawn immediately. Having satisfied myself that it was through no fault of mine that I did not hear him, because of the insulting nature of the words I simply requested that they be deleted from Hansard. I did not state that the hon. member had not used the words. I must insist that the hon. member for North Battleford withdraw the statement he has made.

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LIB
CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for North Battleford accuses the Minister of Agriculture of having altered the report of his remarks in Hansard last session. The Minister of Agriculture denies that this took place. I submit that the hon. member for North Battleford should withdraw that statement.

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LIB
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Withdraw.

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

Mr. Speaker, the statement I make is that the words were inserted in Hansard not that they were changed or altered. If the minister says he did not do it some other person did it, and he knows who it was.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Withdraw.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

In order to carry on the business of this house in a dignified way the hon. member knows that is not a withdrawal. The minister says he did not alter his remarks in Hansard. Having made that statement-

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

I am quite pleased, Mr. Speaker, if the minister says he did not make the alterations himself to withdraw that statement, but that does not alter the fact that the words were changed.

Marketing Act-Mr. Weir (Meljort)

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :

Mr. Speaker, the privileges of this house do not permit a member, rising on a question of privilege, to make a charge against a fellow member. The hon. gentleman has risen to a question of privilege. The observations he has made as to the conduct of the hon. member for Melfort (Mr. Weir) cannot possibly be proper remarks to make on a question of privilege. The hon. member is dealing with a matter raised yesterday, with which he has every right to deal, and we will listen to him with very great interest if he continues to deal with it.

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

Yesterday, when I was not in the house, the charge was made against me that I had changed my remarks in Hansard. On a question of privilege I am merely making an explanation of the matter, and I want to finish my last statement.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Withdraw.

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LIB

Cameron Ross McIntosh

Liberal

Mr. McINTOSH:

I am not going to withdraw any more. You had better withdraw yourselves.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Did I understand the

hon. member for North Battleford to withdraw his statement?

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June 5, 1934