Hon. John C. Munro (Minister of Labour):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to rise on a question of privilege resulting from an exchange yesterday in the Ontario legislature which only recently came to my attention. This exchange has serious implications for the proceedings in this House during the last few days and perhaps for later today. The exchange is as follows and began with a question by Stephen Lewis:
May I ask the Solicitor General, in your reported request to the federal government for a royal commission inquiry into the activities of the SIU, would it be possible for you to indicate to the legislature specifically on what grounds you are making the request, the documentation which you are including in your submission, indeed, could you table the submission on which you based the request.
Subtopic: MR. MUNRO (HAMILTON EAST)-REFERENCE TO STATEMENTS IN ONTARIO LEGISLATURE RELATING TO INVESTIGATION OF SEAFARERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION