On the orders of the day:
Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two
Mountains) (Translation); Mr. Speaker, before the orders of the day are called1, I wish to bring forward a question of privilege. There has just come to my attention a statement made by Hon. R. A. E. Greenshields, chief justice of the Superior Court for the district of Montreal, and reported in the Ottawa Journal of September 12, 1939. The statement reads as follows:
Quebec Chief Justice Assails Lawyers Refusing to Serve
Montreal, September 11.-Hon. R. A. E. Greenshields, seventy-eight-year-old Chief Justice of the Superior Court, condemned to-day what he described as "ill-judged sentiments" expressed by certain members of the provincial bar, who, he said, had "refused to serve their king in an hour of dire need."
The Chief Justice, opening the fall sessions of the superior court, did not identify the men he criticized, but it was believed he referred to lawyers who had urged from public platform that Canada take no part in the war.
"I would recall to these gentlemen that when they were admitted as members of the profession of law-"