Mr. Frederic Dorion (Charlevoix-Sague-nay):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I am one of two counsel for Count de Bernonville, a citizen of France who is before the court contesting an order for deportation. It is for this reason that I strongly resent the untrue and unfounded statement made yesterday by the hon. member for Winnipeg North (Mr. Stewart), when the orders of the day were called. He said:
Is the minister aware that this man is a traitor, and that he betrayed our allied soldiers to the gestapo?
Had I not been convinced, not only of this man's innocence, but especially of his assistance to our soldiers during the war, I would not have acted for him. My conviction is based on authentic and true documents which are in my possession. I invite anyone, especially any hon. member of this house, to come to my office and examine those documents if he so wishes.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO COUNT JACQUES DE BERNONVILLE