Mr. L. J. Pigeon (Jolielle-L'Assompiion-Monlcalm):
I rise on a question of privilege, Mr. Speaker. The hon. member from Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Mr. Sauve) on May 22 made a speech in this house and later deleted an important part of it.
And to prove what I have just said, I refer to the Ottawa Citizen of May 25, 1963, and I quote:
But he also spoke of the "last chance," and at the height of his oratory threw in a statement, following a list of Quebec complaints, that when "the bombs explode in Montreal, the people are astonished in Ottawa". (He later had that passage struck from the Hansard record, saying it was absolutely contrary to his meaning to indicate that he thought there was a cause and effect relationship) .
Mr. Speaker, contrary to the rules of this house, the hon. member for Iles-de-la-Made-leine removed from his speech a passage which was quoted in the Ottawa Citizen.
In accordance with the rules of this house, the hon. member and yourself have to decide whether or not it would be advisable to have that passage included in the official report. (Text):
Subtopic: MR. PIGEON ALLEGED ALTERATION IN TEXT OF "HANSARD"