Mr. M. J. COLDWELL (Rosetown-Biggar):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to rise to a question of privilege. Last evening the hon. member for Souris (Mr. Ross) said, as reported at page 1696 of Hansard:
In the House of Commons on June 5, 1940, as reported at page 545 of Hansard, during the discussion on the unemployment relief and agricultural distress measure at that time, the hon. member-
"The secret of the recent success of the Germans is the fact that they have consciously planned their economic structure."
My colleague, the hon. member for Mackenzie (Mr. Nicholson), interjected:
Read it all.
The hon. member for Souris replied:
I have not time to read the whole speech.
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Mr. Speaker, had the hon. gentleman read the sentence which followed, the purpose of his quotation would have been destroyed. The next sentence read:
True, they have planned with diabolical intent, but they have planned with an end in view.
And the next sentence:
We have failed to make any plans or to give any direction to our economic system for the worthy purposes for which we ought to have been planning in the past.
My point of privilege is. therefore, Mr. Speaker, that what I had said was misrepresented by quoting a sentence out of its context.
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