Mr. John R. MacNicol (Davenpori):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege, though I am happy to say I seldom have to do so. In last evening's Toronto Star I read an article headed, "Say M.P. in hospital but don't tell him". It refers to a rumour that apparently was circulated both here and in Toronto to the effect that I was ill. I have not been ill in forty to fifty years, though I did have a cold about ten days ago. I am not criticizing the Star for referring to a rumour, but the last part of this article reads:
Today there was a new report: Mr. MacNicol had been rushed to the hospital.
If the House of Commons is looked upon as a hospital-for I rush here daily-that statement is true; but I am happy to say I have never felt better.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN TORONTO "STAR" OF MARCH 8