your pardon; I can rise any time I like to a point of order. I know the rules as well as any hon. member of this house. I am rising to a point of order directly concerning a question of privilege, and I submit that, as well as with respect to a question of privilege, any hon. member may rise to a point of order with respect to any incident in the course of debate.
I did not rise to discuss your decision at all, Mr. Speaker; I rose to a point of order with respect to the discussion that has taken place, and as a matter of privilege affecting all members. The point is this, with- relation to the ruling you gave regarding what had been said by the Minister of Railways about a journalist of the west- your decision thereon. I abide by what Your Honour stated. The question of privilege is this. Two years ago-
I must ask the hon. gentleman either to retain his seat or to advise the chair as to the question he is now bringing up for discussion on a point of order. He must not discuss precedents of two years ago.