Mr. Mark Rose (Mission-Port Moody):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege in order to set the record straight. At page 1823 of Hansard for November 29, in a discussion with the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Clark) about untendered government contracts, I put the following question:
-whether he would now investigate, as well, the awarding last summer of a $30 million contract to Media Buying Services Limited, headed by one Peter Swain who directed the Progressive Conservative advertising campaign during the recent federal election.
Those are the words I used, Mr. Speaker. What I should have said is as follows:
-whether the Prime Minister would now investigate, as well, the $1.8 million untendered contract last summer to Media Buying Services Limited as placement agents for potentially $30 million in government advertising. Media Buying Services, incidentally, being headed by one Peter Swain, media adviser to the Progressive Conservative campaign during the recent federal election.
Sub-subtopic: MR. ROSE-ALLEGED PATRONAGE CONTRACTS-CORRECTION OF QUESTION TO PRIME MINISTER