Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. The Globe and Mail this morning carried a headline which reads "Munro phoned SIU for money: police". The story under the headline says that I solicited a campaign contribution from the Seafarers' International Union. It goes on to say that some source suggested I initiated the call. This is totally false, Mr. Speaker. The facts are that Mr. Gralewicz telephoned my campaign office at a time when I was not available. I returned his call subsequently and it was during this conversation that he offered campaign support to me. I did not at any time solicit support from the SIU. As the House knows, my campaign organization received a contribution from the SIU but it was returned several weeks later.
Subtopic: MR. MUNRO (HAMILTON EAST)-NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ALLEGING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION SOLICITED FROM SEAFARERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION