Mr. David A. Croll (Spadina):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. The Globe and Mail this morning quotes a speech made by the member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefenbaker) who is reported to have said:
He said the defence committee, which reported Tuesday with a revised Currie report, wasted its time in sitting for seven weeks. The report was written by a minister and could have been drawn up before the committee even sat.
Mr. Speaker, I wrote the report. In fact, I drafted and redrafted the report and no minister had any part in it. A draft report was first presented to the agenda committee on Monday, May 4, where changes were suggested and incorporated. It was then presented to the whole committee on Tuesday May 5, and tabled that day. In the whole committee the report underwent three important changes and two corrections in detail.
Subtopic: MR. CROLL REFERENCE TO REMARKS REGARDING REPORT OF DEFENCE EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE