Mr. Jean-Fran?ois Pouliot (Temiscouaia):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Three French-language newspapers, Le Droit, he Soleil and La Presse, have printed a summary of a speech delivered by me in Toronto, last Tuesday, regarding the Canadian flag. Now one of the paragraphs is not accurate, and the same inaccuracy appears in all three papers and probably in other Canadian Press dispatches.
The member added that, if Canada cannot have any national flag, the red ensign should at least carry a larger maple leaf and be rid of its outdated emblems.
L'Action Catholique of March 24 published another dispatch which is even more inaccurate than the one I have just quoted.
Toronto-Mr. Jean-Frangois Pouliot, Liberal member for Temiscouata, asked for a "distinct and official" Canadian flag without the maple leaf. He told the Toronto junior board of trade that the union jack could fly next to this new national flag, but that it should not eclipse it.
The reports published by the Toronto Telegram and the Ottawa Journal were far more accurate. Briefly, here is what I said: (Text):
I do not want the union flag to be minimized as a fraction of the flag. If we are to have it, let us have it full-size, but let us also have a truly Canadian flag. Both could be hoisted together.