Mr. Maurice Sauve (iles-de-la-Madeleine):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege.
Yesterday in this house, the hon. member for Joliette-L'Assomption-Montcalm (Mr. Pigeon) raised a question of privilege about the report of the speech 1 made on Wednesday, May 22, which appears in Hansard beginning at page 151.
He explained to the house that a sentence had been deleted from my speech at my own request. I admit it is true, Mr. Speaker, and here is what happened.
An hour after we have made a speech, a blue copy of it is handed to us which we are asked to look over. As is the custom, I made a few style and vocabulary corrections which in no way altered the meaning of the text. And then I came up against a major difficulty. I felt an important sentence was missing. Since I was not allowed to add that sentence, I decided to delete a few words. I considered that, without that sentence, my text took on a wrong meaning or, at the very least, that the sentence had a significance other than the one I intended it to have. Therefore, I thank the hon. member for having given me this opportunity of making that correction to my text and four others which I also consider important.
On page 4 of the appendix, the words:
-as in Ontario.
should be added to the following sentence:
-while there is only 27 per cent of the labour force and twice as many unemployed people-
And to comply with the request of the hon. member, on page 5, after the sentence beginning as follows:
For instance, on the trains-
And ending with:
-and the stations are called only in English.
the following sentence should be inserted:
And while this is going on in Ottawa and on the trains, bombs are exploding in Montreal.
Finally, at the bottom of the second column of page 5, instead of:
-while paying, at the same time, the federal contribution-
One should read:
-while having the province assume, at the same time, the federal contribution of $75 million to hospital insurance-
1 trust, Mr. Speaker, that with leave of the house, those corrections will be made in the final version of Hansard. I might add, Mr. Speaker, that I apologize if I have unintentionally violated the rules of this house.
Subtopic: MR. SAUVE CORRECTION OP REMARKS MADE IN DEBATE