Hon. Jean Lesage (Monlmagny-L'Islel):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Yesterday afternoon the Minister of Labour said, in answer to a starred question of mine, that the latest date for which data have been published regarding unemployment in Canada was September 19, 1957. On that very same day, yesterday, at ten o'clock in the morning, the press of the country already had in their hands for release at that time a press communique from the Department of Labour giving the figures of unemployment for October 17, 1957. It is clear, sir, that yesterday afternoon the Minister of Labour refused to give to this house information which he had already given to the press of the country.
Subtopic: MR. LESAGE ANSWER TO STARRED QUESTION NO. 29 BY MINISTER OF LABOUR