Mr. T. H. Goode (Burnaby-Richmond):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I believe that it is in the public interest that I should bring to the attention of this house a press release of today's date which informs the people of Canada that Tim Buck, the leader of the Labour-Progressive party in Canada, is at present attending a communist convention in Hungary.
It is my understanding that the government have not the right to inquire into the purpose that prompts a Canadian citizen to leave this country. I suggest, Mr. Speaker, it is about time that this House of Commons should demand that communists of the type of Tim Buck be put in a place that would preclude their opportunities of attending such conventions and then allow them to come back to Canada and spread the communist doctrine among others.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO VISIT TO HUNGARY TO ATTEND COMMUNIST CONVENTION