Mr. R. R. KNIGHT (Saskatoon City):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of personal privilege in regard to an incorrect report in a Canadian Press dispatch of March 5, of a speech I made in this house on March 4, about the Hudson bay route. The dispatch, as used in certain western papers, notably the Regina Leader Post and the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, quotes me as saying that there never had been any suggestion that the port handle any products other than grain. I have never at any time said anything like that. Not only did I plead in general terms for exports and imports through Hudson bay, but at pages 1007, 1008 and 1010 of Hansard I specifically
named certain commodities other than grain that I considered: suitable as exports, among others wood pulp, cattle, poplar wood, feeds; and as imports, woollen goods and coal from the maritimes and diesel engines from England.
This is an unfortunate error; the fact that the speech was not mentioned here in the east and that the reports of it were garbled before being sent to the west might give rise to suspicions not justified by the facts. I hope it will be corrected.