Mr. W. H. GOLDING (Huron-Perth):
Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege I would like to correct a statement appearing on page 1916 of Hansard of November 7. This statement was made by the hon. member for Park-dale (Mr. Bruce), speaking on a question of privilege in which he took exception to certain words used by the hon. member for Temis-couata (Mr. Pouliot) in a speech made by that hon. gentleman in committee on Tuesday, October 30. The statement reads:
When the words were used by the hon. member foe Temiscouata as applied to me I was not in the chamber, and therefore it was the duty of the Deputy Speaker, who was in the chair, to take the necessary steps to see that the member who used those offensive. words withdrew them. But he did not do so, and therefore, Mr. Speaker, I maintain that there was a dereliction of duty on his part, and I hope that when this committee meets it will revise the rules so as to provide a suitable punishment for such an offence.
In all fairness, Mr. Speaker, I wish to point out that if there is any charge of dereliction of duty or any criticism to be made against the chairman, such charges should be made against myself and not against my good friend the Deputy Speaker, as I happened to be the acting chairman at that particular time.
I might also say that no objection or point of order was raised by any hon. member of the committee, and rightly or wrongly I was under the impression that the words were used against the press report that the hon. member for Temiscouata had been referring to.
I am quite sure that the hon. member for Parkdale will wish me to make this correction, as I am satisfied that he would not willingly
leave the impression that our Deputy Speaker was the one to blame for what happened as far as the Chair is concerned.