Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two Mountains):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question *of privilege. I quote from the House of Commons debates of May 15, 1944, at page 2915, the following statement made by the Minister of Justice (Mr. St. Laurent):
Under date of January 10 Mr. Houde wrote the deputy minister of justice that he did not want any further hearing, and a copy of that letter was tabled in this house. Subsequently an kon. member of this house came to see me and said that Mr. Houde, as was istated in this letter of -which a copy was tabled, had expressed the view that he had been interned by order in council and that he was going to *come out through the big door and there would have to be an order in council passed to let him out. I explained to the hon. member that he was quite mistaken; that Mr. Houde had been treated like any other Canadian or resident of Canada under the defence of Canada regulations; that an order had been made by the Minister of Justice, and if he wanted that order reconsidered-it had been reconsidered once- it could be reconsidered again.
The statement made by the Minister of Justice is right but incomplete. The minister will admit that when I discussed with him the detention of Mr. Houde I submitted to his consideration a document to the effect that Mr. Houde would sign an undertaking. Concluding this question of privilege, I would ask the Minister of Justice to treat Mr. Houde as Tim Buck and other internees have been treated-
Mr. SPEAKER; There is no question of ^privilege.
Subtopic: CAMILLIEN HOUDE-REFERENCE TO REMARKS OF MR. ST. LAURENT IN DEBATE ON MAY 15