July 2, 1943 (19th Parliament, 4th Session)

IND

Liguori Lacombe

Independent Liberal

Mr. LIGUORI LACOMBE (Laval-Two Mountains):

Mr. Speaker, I rise to a questioa of privilege. Last Wednesday I withdrew unconditionally a statement which I had made in French in this house on June 25. Now, using my privilege as a member of parliament, I should like to ask the right hon. the Prime Minister (Mr. Mackenzie King) to be just and fair to me. Speaking in this house on June 28 the Prime Minister quoted from the English debates of June 25 last. This citation was as follows:
We have here in the cabinet three new millionaires who have made their money since the war's outbreak. We shall denounce them at the proper time and place. Fortunes are being built up.
That citation is reported at page 4072 of the English Debates of June 28, 1943. This is an absolutely false translation of a part of my speech delivered in French on June 25. Consequently I should like to ask the right hon. the Prime Minister to withdraw this citation or to give instructions to the translator to correct this translation.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. LACOMBE-TRANSLATION OF REMARKS IN DEBATE ON JUNE 25
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