March 17, 1944

PRIVILEGE

MR. BLACKMORE - REFERENCE TO STATEMENT MADE BY THE PRIME MINISTER ON FRIDAY MARCH 10

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. J. H. BLACKMORE (Lethbridge):

I rise to a question of privilege. Last Friday the Prime Minister rose on a question of privilege and attacked me for certain remarks I had made on Tuesday, March 7, as recorded on pages 1278-79 of Hansard. The Prime Minister's speech filled almost four columns of Hansard. Whoever prepared the speech the Prime Minister made, it caused him-

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

What is the point of privilege?

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

-to make statements which he should never have uttered. The speech is full of untruths-

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Order.

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

-half truths-

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I rise on a point of order. The hon. member has no right to say statements of mine are untrue at least before he states his question of privilege.

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

I do not think the Prime Minister heard what I said. I said, "whoever wrote his speech-"

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

I think my hon. friend is quite forgetting himself. However, I shall wait and hear what he has to say; but I assure him any statement or speech to which he may refer was my own.

Privilege-Mr. Blackmore

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

I am sorry to hear the Prime Minister made this speech. There were a great many misrepresentations or instances of-

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Order.

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Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member cannot make such statements with regard to another hon. member.

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William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I draw Your Honour's attention to the fact that on a question of privilege an hon. member is supposed to raise his question as soon as possible. The hon. member has raised a question of privilege on some matter that took place a week or two ago.

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

At one point in his speech the Prime Minister said; as reported at page 1345 of Hansard:

It is irresponsible and unwarranted utterances such as these, both inside and outside the house, which tend to destroy the faith of the people alike in government and parliament_

I had suggested to him that he tell the house whether or not the Liberal party had received campaign funds from the sugar interests, particularly the St. Lawrence Sugar Refineries and Mr. J. W. McConnell. He could have answered this question, but it has not been answered.

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Thomas Vien (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member must state his question of privilege without argument.

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

Then, Mr. Speaker, may I point out that as a result of the Prime Minister's remarks many people in the country were deceived, and among them several prominent newspapers. I have in my hand an editorial-

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie (Minister of Pensions and National Health)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver Centre):

Order.

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John Horne Blackmore

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Mr. BLACKMORE:

-from the Globe and Mail-

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March 17, 1944