June 14, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister):

Mr. Speaker, I did not make the statements that the hon. gentleman has mentioned. If he had read what I said he would have read it exactly as I said it, and that is what he should have done. I made no such imputation. I did take occasion to refer to the observations he made to conditions
with respect to my friend, and I said that they were unworthy of this house.
The imputations, if he calls them such, were not made. There were no imputations. Just what I said I said. What he said about my friend he said, and he brought about exactly the observations I made as to a distinguished member of the legal profession residing in Montreal, speaking of details with respect to matters transacted1 on the Winnipeg'grain exchange that could come to him in only one way, from information furnished either by the exchange or members thereof, by the brief that they gave him. I called it a brief because that is the term which would be used by professional men. That is what I said, if my memory serves me aright. The hon. member has the paper in front of him and he can see the exact words. I said that I should like to see what was marked on the back of it. I think that is what I said. If that is any different from what was said by him yesterday with reference to Mr. John McFarland, I want to know about it.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE-MR. RALSTON
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