Between September 1926 and 1930 there were four sessions of parliament. I have the index of Hansard for each of those sessions, and in those for 1926-27 and 1929 I challenge the minister to find anything that I said1 concerning his department. The only question that I asked him in the session of 1928 was on the estimates and in connection with the establishment of a landing field at Riviere du Loup. The minister answered that he had nothing to do with it. That was all for that year.
With regard to the session of 1930, in order to prepare my speech on Mr. Bennett's amendment to the budget I had asked all the cabinet ministers what they considered their greatest accomplishments, and I assumed personal responsibility for what the Minister of National Defence and his colleagues told me when I included their notes in my speech to boost my party before the general elections of that year.
I have sent the four Hansard indexes of those sessions to the Minister of National Defence, and they are on his desk. I challenge him to prove his erroneous contention that the hon. member for Temiscouata did his share of advocating the most popular indoor sport in those days, cutting amounts off from the estimates for national defence.
With regard to the last sentence of the above quotation, the truth shall never be falsified even by a self-centred miniature navel of the whole world.