Mr. Hazen Argue (Assiniboia):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege which I believe affects all members of this house. It has to do with the report of the speech made the night before last, appearing in yesterday's Ottawa Citizen, by the Minister without Portfolio (Mr. Browne) from Newfoundland. My question of privilege, Mr. Speaker, I think really involves two questions, but I would like to deal with both of them while I am on my feet. This article reads in part as follows:
Tall, soft-spoken Hon. William Browne said last night Premier Smallwood's action in decertifying the international woodworkers of America in Newfoundland. and establishing a government union seems to be working out well for the loggers.
Representative of the island province, and one of two cabinet ministers without portfolio, he says the union formed by Mr. Smallwood to replace the
I.W.A. isn't the first government-formed union in the province.
The fishermen's union, set up similarly, has been successful-
"Other government-formed unions have performed well, and it's possible this will work satisfactorily' '-
Subtopic: MR. ARGUE REPORTED REMARKS BY MEMBER FOR ST. JOHN'S WEST