This was an event which we, of course, all regretted particularly in view of the extremely unfortunate circumstances involved. The minister made a statement, I believe on March 15 last, that our government had complete confidence in our own security agency which had cleared Mr. Norman of such charges as had been levelled against him. I am sure we all accepted that statement at its face value, and in my opinion this matter might reasonably have been left there. The R.C.M.P. are doing a terrific job. Therefore, since the government has accepted this responsibility and in view of the effectiveness of our security agency, it would be well to say as little as possible with regard to this matter.
On the orders of the day:
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