March 9, 1951

PRIVILEGE

MR. WRIGHT REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON MARCH 8

CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. P. E. Wright (Melfort):

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege, in reference to a statement made last night by the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner). When I was speaking I read from bound Hansard a certain sentence. The debate on the point last night was as follows:

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

May I ask my hon. friend a question?

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wright:

Yes.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

Are you sure you are reading the sentence as it is in the Hansard that you have, or is there a period in the middle of the sentence? Are you reading the sentence correctly?

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wright:

It does not make a particle of difference to the meaning.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

It makes all the difference in the world.

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wright:

Not a particle.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

You are not reading what is in the book.

I wish again to read what is in the book, first in bound Hansard and then in daily Hansard, because the Minister of Agriculture implied that there was a difference between the bound and the daily Hansard. Here is the sentence as it is in the bound edition:

The United Kingdom government took a very strong position that they had fulfilled all obligations under that clause,-

Comma.

-and so far as the United Kingdom was concerned.

Period.

We agreed on behalf of Canada that considering all the circumstances that was the case.

Period. That is as it is in the bound Hansard.

In the daily Hansard that was circulated to the members, this is the sentence as it was read:

The United Kingdom government took a very strong position that they had fulfilled all obligations under that clause,-

Comma.

-and so far as the United Kingdom was concerned.

Period.

We agreed on behalf of Canada that considering all the circumstances that was the case.

Period. They are exactly the same in the two Hansards.

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James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

They are not. There is an "and" in one and a "comma" in the other. They are not the same in the two publications.

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Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wrighi:

Exactly the same-comma and period; they are exactly the same in both.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

No, they are not.

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wrighi:

I would ask the minister to withdraw the inference that I was reading something that was not in the book.

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LIB

James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

I made no inference whatsoever. I had not seen the bound Hansard, and I asked the hon. member to give me information as to whether they were the same in both. Now that he reads them I find they are not the same in both.

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wrighi:

Mr. Speaker, I am not prepared to accept that. They are exactly the same in both of these, as I have read. And I want to say this, that in the twenty years I have been in public life I have never heard anyone who could talk so much about a subject and avoid telling the truth about it, as the minister does.

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James Garfield Gardiner (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Mr. Gardiner:

There are a lot of people who do not agree with you.

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CCF

Percy Ellis Wright

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Wrighi:

Mr. Speaker-

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Elie Beauregard (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I cannot allow this debate between hon. members to continue. The Minister of Agriculture has stated that he made no improper inference, and the matter should be allowed to drop.

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