Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, on a point of
order, I wish to draw your attention to a statement, as reported in Hansard, made by the Secretary of State for External Affairs (Mr. Pearson) last night. I had referred to a speech of the Secretary of State for External Affairs made on May 2 in Renfrew, as to which the press report carried the statement that he had referred to "hoop-la diplomacy" and vaudeville performances; and I had indicated my belief that these words did not properly describe the type of diplomacy that was being discussed. Then the Secretary of State for External Affairs, as reported at page 3007 of Hansard, said this:
If the leader of the opposition had read my speech and not a newspaper account of the speech into the records of Hansard he might have'come to a different conclusion concerning it.
In view of. that statement, I sent to his office this morning for a text of the speech and was informed that there was no text. The newspaper report was therefore the only record available. But in reading the text of Hansard I also noticed that the Secretary of State for External Affairs had said that he made a similar speech in Toronto on April 10; and I obtained the text of that speech. In his remarks last night-
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