Mr. ELPHEGE MARIER (Jacques Cartier) :
I rise to a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. The Montreal Gazette this morning published an article, under the heading "M.P. promises aid in housing issue," which is untrue and misrepresents the facts. The first two paragraphs of that article read as follows:
Reversing his previous attitude in the matter of homes for tenants of dwellings owned by the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Cartierville-St. Laurent, Elphege Marier, M.P. for Jacques Cartier, yesterday promised to help the people involved.
Alarmed at the prospect of having John G. Diefenbaker, Progressive Conservative member of parliament, carry his constituents' fight into the House of Commons, Mr. Marier, who prior to yesterday had supported the crown corporation, said that he would ask certain questions [DOT]which the committee members want answered, on the floor of the lower house at the earliest possible chance.
I must state first that before the question was raised in the house by the hon. member for Kamloops (Mr. Fulton) I had made representations to the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation on behalf of the tenants. Second, as to being alarmed by the possible intervention of the hon. member for Lake Centre, I must say that yesterday during the interview I had with the members of the committee representing the tenants, his name was not even mentioned.
Subtopic: ME. MARIER-REPORT IN MONTREAL "GAZETTE"