Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):
Mr. Speaker, I again rise to a question of privilege. On Friday last when the house opened I took occasion to rise to a question of privilege in connection with an article which had appeared in a Japanese-owned and printed newspaper in Vancouver, wherein certain remarks were made concerning myself.
I am in receipt this morning of an article sent to me by air mail. This article appeared in the Vancouver News Herald of March 15, and under the heading "Reid Claims B.C. Members Make 'Malicious' Attack," it states:
Tom Reid (Liberal, New Westminster) issued a blanket charge in the House of Commons esterday that fellow British Columbia mem-ers had made a "false, malicious" attack on him.
The article continues:
Refers to Green.
Reid said that he was referring especially to Howard Green (Conservative, Vancouver South) and Angus Maclnnis (C.C.F., Vancouver East). He declared their attack had been over the Japanese problem in the Pacific province.
"I have never tried to raise hostile or racial hostile feeling against the Japanese," he said. "I merely tried to point out at times the dangers of giving the Japanese the franchise."
Whether the Nipponese were Canadian born or not, Reid declared, they owed their first loyalty to Tokyo, not to the dominion.
In fairness to the hon. members and in fairness to myself I believe some correction should be made, because when I spoke on Friday last I made no reference slightingly to any hon. member. I was dealing particularly with an article printed and directed against myself, which had appeared in the New Canadian, a paper issued by the Japanese of Vancouver.