Mr. J. H. FERGUSON (Simcoe North):
I rise to a question of privilege. On Saturday the Montreal Gazette published an article stating that J. H. Ferguson, Progressive Conservative member for North Simcoe, agreed with Mr. Coldwell, leader of the C.C.F. party, when a bill was introduced to authorize an insurance company to be established in the province of Manitoba.. Many friends of mine in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa have brought this to my attention. So that there may not be the slightest misunderstanding I want to make the statement that I did not agree in any way with the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar (Mr. Coldwell) with respect to the successful operation of the insurance company owned by the province of Saskatchewan. I do not believe it can possibly operate as economically and successfully as the stock companies of England, the United States and Canada. I wish the Canadian Press and the C.B.C. would make this correction, and say that Julian Ferguson of North Simcoe does not agree with the operation of an insurance company by any provincial government.
Subtopic: MR. FERGUSON-PROVINCIALLY OWNED INSURANCE COMPANIES