Mr. Joseph Macaluso (Hamilton West):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege. It has to do with a newspaper report which appeared on page 1 of yesterday's Hamilton Spectator in which a story under the by-line of Mr. Tim Creery deals with a discussion between several Liberal M.P.'s and the hon. member for Labelle prior to his defection to the Conservative party.
I have no objection to the contents of this article, but the headline is misleading, unfair and damaging to the integrity of myself and the other hon. members mentioned in the story. The headline reads "Link City M.P. to Socred's 'Bribe' Claim". My question of personal privilege is based on two things, Mr. Speaker. First, any suggestions made by the hon. member for Labelle about a bribe were not directed to any of the M.P.'s involved in the discussions. Second, while Mr. Davey and all the hon. members concerned on this side have denied any suggestion of a bribe being offered, this matter has still to be looked into by a parliamentary committee. The headline, then, is wrong when it links my name or the names of any of the hon. members involved with alleged bribery.
Subtopic: MR. MACALUSO REFERENCE TO HEADLINE IN HAMILTON "SPECTATOR"