Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege and to keep the record straight. Doctor Franz Klein gave a statement to the press last night in which he said this-I am reading from the Ottawa Journal:
He claimed that any note of dissension in his writings was in relationship only to a difference between his views and those of another Austrian expatriate now in Toronto.
"Mr. Coldwell may regard him as an Austrian leader, since he boasts having been Schuschnigg's press chief. He was one of the junior officials in Colonel Adams', the press chief's bureau. Adams' whole staff was imprisoned by the German invader. Most of them are still in concentration camps. Mr. Coldwell's witness is the only one who owing to his friendship with Schuschnigg's Foreign Secretary Guido Schmidt, was released after a few weeks and allowed to leave Austria."
I wish to say that I do not know the gentleman to whom Doctor Klein refers. I have had no communication with anyone connected with the Austrian or Czech organizations in this city or in the dominion. The information I gave the other afternoon was obtained when I was in England, from the Free Austrian Committee there.