Mr. Speaker, I deem
it my duty to raise a point of order. The hon. member has just made a statement that I cannot let silently go by. From the outset, the hon. member sought to leave the impression that those who do not share his views are actuated by personal interest and a desire to reap some benefit from the party to which they belong. I cannot let such a statement pass without protest, and I ask, according to rule 41 of the Standing Orders, that the hon. member be called to order, and that he be reminded that he has no right to impute motives to others.
The hon. member is a newcomer in the House of Commons. He may have many things to learn yet; in the first place, politeness and decency. I do not impute motives to anyone, and I do not want to have any imputed to me. I let everybody free to express their views and I claim the same privilege. I am endeavouring to be polite, courteous and considerate, and I am expecting others to treat me likewise.
Therefore, I shall ask you, Mr. Speaker, under rule 41, and according to the Standing Orders of the house which preclude the imputation of motives to a fellow member,
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to call the hon. member to order, further that he be asked to withdraw the offensive words which he has just uttered, and that he be reminded that the debates of this house must not be disparaged by personal remarks.