Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Lake Centre):
Yesterday, Mr. Speaker, the hon. member for Spadina referred to an excerpt from a speech reported in the Globe and Mail, in which I was reported to have said as follows:
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.
I want to assure my hon. friend that an error was made in the report. What I said was that the report could have been written by a minister, and could have been drawn up before the committee ever sat. I thank my hon. friend for the courteous way in which he dealt with it, and his point of privilege was well taken.
Subtopic: MR. DIEFENBAKER REFERENCE TO REMARKS REGARDING REPORT OF DEFENCE EXPENDITURE COMMITTEE