Hon. John N. Turner (Minister of Justice):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of personal privilege. I rise to express a grievance about a serious misquotation on the part of the hon. member for Halifax-East Hants (Mr. Mc-Cleave) in the House on the evening of April
6. His quotation of my evidence before the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs was tom from its context and if read in its context carries a meaning that is quite the reverse of the meaning he saw fit to attribute to it.
The effect of what he said was that I led the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs to believe that none of the breathalyzer provisions in the omnibus criminal law amendment bill would be brought into force unless all were brought into force simultaneously. I did no such thing, Mr. Speaker. In fact, what actually transpired is quite to the contrary, and I propose to deal with this matter in detail before the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs at the first convenient opportunity.
Subtopic: MR. TURNER (OTTAWA-CARLETON)-MISQUOTATION OF EVIDENCE BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE