Mr. S. H. KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege, as one who is involved in this incident. I direct Your Honour's attention to Beauchesne's Parliamentary Rules and Forms, 3rd edition, page 57, citation 123, which says:
A personal attack, by one member upon another, is an offence against the house, in the person of one of its members, which, on account of the respect due from every member to the diaraeter and dignity of the house, as well as the importance of preserving regularity in the debates, calls for the prompt interference of the Speaker.
I also direct Your Honour's attention to Beauchesne's 2nd edition, page 96, citation 295:
The House of Commons will insist upon all offensive words being withdrawn, and upon_ an ample apology being made which shall satisfy both the house and the member to whom offence has been given.
Without reading certain other citations, I simply draw Your Honour's attention to them: Beauchesne's 3rd Edition, page 106, citation 256-