What the Minister of Transport said may be true, but I would think that the article the hon. member for Port Arthur is quoting from does comment on proceedings which took place in a committee of this house, and as such the hon. member clearly infringed the rules. A committee of the house is part of the house. Citation 157 (5) of Beauchesne's fourth edition says this:
It is not in order to read articles in newspapers, letters or communications emanating from persons outside the House and referring-
I emphasize "referring":
-to, or commenting on, or denying anything said by a member or expressing any opinion reflecting on proceedings within the house.
When the hon. member quotes from a newspaper article which refers to proceedings in a committee of the house and the hon. member seeks to use that in debate, I submit he clearly infringes this very definite rule.
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