Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.
All of which is absolutely true.
He then goes on to say be does not need to take it up because it has been taken up and proved : ' it is an accomplished fact and everybody in this House and out of it knows it is an accomplished fact.'
Mr. Speaker, I desire again to-day to say that, so far as the language of that declaration and its charges are concerned, and the meaning that seems to be intended by them, they are absolutely and wholly untrue. I give the Minister of Militia and Defence-as this is the first time these insinuations have come to be put in direct language by a responsible member of this House -the opportunity to prove that statement ; or, if he cannot prove it, to retract it, again stating that it is absolutely and wholly untrue.