Mr. Gilbert Rondeau (Shefford):
Mr. Speaker, as recorded at page 10,406 of this Monday's Hansard, the hon. member for Laurier (Mr. Leblanc) made the following statement:
... CICA members . .. came here to give a full day's course to hon. members and that, at their own expense. I do not recall having seen a single Creditiste member attend this course. Where were they? . . . How can they understand (the bill), if they don't even go to the official information sources . . .
Mr. Speaker, I myself had been delegated by my colleagues to attend the course given by chartered accountants. The statement of the hon. member for Laurier is totally erroneous and untrue. Either the hon. member for Laurier has willfully mislead the House, or else he was asleep during the courses given by the CICA because I was there myself. I was sitting near the hon. member for Montreal-Bourassa (Mr. Trudel) and the hon. member for Temiscouata (Mr. Gendron); the hon. member for Laurier was also sitting near me. Obviously, his memory has failed him and, besides, his mind must have been somewhere else.
Subtopic: MR. RONDEAU-ALLEGED ABSENCE OF CREDITISTE MEMBERS FROM STUDY SESSION CONDUCTED BY CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS