Mr. THOMAS REID (New Westminster):
I rise to what I believe to be a question of privilege. On Tuesday last I made a speech in this house in which I gave the house certain figures as to the number of railway passes issued in Canada. In the Ottawa Citizen of May 7 there appears an article in which it is reported to be stated by high officials of the board of transport commissioners that the figures quoted by me are not quite correct.
I take strong objection to the board of transport commissioners or any official issuing a denial of a statement made by me, or any other hon. member, especially when no member of this house can get the information from the board. If any contradiction is to be made I suggest that the minister in charge give instructions to the board that members of parliament be allowed to obtain information to w'hich I believe they are entitled.
Subtopic: MB. REID-FIGURES AS TO RAILWAY PASSES, GIVEN IN DEBATE ON MAY 6