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


Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)


With regard to the question raised by the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston), I must say that I was in the house this afternoon when the Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett) made his statement and as a lawyer of some years standing at the bar I must confess frankly that I certainly did not take the imputation from the remarks of the Prime Minister which the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth has. If I had taken any such imputation I certainly would have requested the Prime Minister to withdraw. The Prime Minister has stated that he made no imputation in the matter and naturally I must accept his statement. He has stated emphatically on more than one occasion since the question of privilege has been raised that he made no such imputation and that is the statement I am bound to accept.

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