I understand, sir, and
I bow to your decision. I know what you said did not apply only to me, but it was said when I was speaking; and it is not the first time. On the other hand I came down to the committee to-night because I was notified by at least three of my colleagues, if not more, that the hon. member for Macleod was saying that I was hiding behind the curtain when actually I was reading my correspondence upstairs in my room. I had a friend with me, my colleague, the hon. member for Levis (Mr. Bourget), with whom I was discussing the letters I had received during the day.
Subtopic: LOAN OF $750,000,000 TO MEET LOANS OR OBLIGATIONS, TO PURCHASE UNMATURED SECURITIES, AND FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND GENERAL PURPOSES