Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):
My attention has been called to a press report of a statement by Mr. Bouchard, who is a candidate in the by-election in the constituency of Quebec East, in a speech prepared for delivery in that city a few days ago, in which he gave utterance to sentiments which were suppressed by the censor on the ground that they were a violation of the defence of Canada regulations. I have not seen the speech, but no doubt officials of the government and members of the government themselves have seen it. I ask the government if investigation has been made with respect to the contents of this speech. If it was in violation of the defence of Canada regulations it was properly suppressed by order of the censor, and if it was in violation of such regulations, what action does the government propose to take in the premises, having regard to what it did in the case of the mayor of Montreal?