Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two Mountains (Translation):
Mr. Speaker, I
wish to raise a question of privilege. In its edition of to-day, May 8, 1944, the newspaper Le Canada, has the following caption:
Mr. Victor Trepanier states that Mr. Maxime Raymond is a yes-man, a rubber stamp and a haggler.
The same newspaper also quotes Mr. Trepanier as follows:
Mr. Trepanier has condemned the 65 yes-men, the 65 rubber stamps, the 65 hagglers we have in Ottawa, and he has added that they were no longer "fit to represent the people."
I protest against the statement of Mr. Trepanier, who sweepingly impugns the reputation and the stand of the 65 members from the province of Quebec.
I, for one, am neither a "yes-man," a "rubber stamp" nor a "haggler." I was the only member from the province of Quebec, with the exception of the hon. member for Quebec-Montmorency (Mr. LaCroix), to oppose, through amendments, our participation in the war and the mobilization act.