Hon. Marcel Lambert (Edmonton West):
Mr. Speaker, in this regard I would draw your attention to an occasion in the parliament of 1962-63 when a point of privilege arose under circumstances similar to those relating to the one being raised now. The then minister of justice raised a point of privilege and the present Minister of Transport (Mr. Pickersgill) immediately got up and interjected that the then minister of justice had had an opportunity a half hour earlier of raising a point of privilege and, therefore, he was too late. This was the opinion expressed by the present Minister of Transport when he was a member of the official opposition, and it was accepted by the Chair and accepted by the government of the day. I would put it to Your Honour that a point of privilege on a statement made in this house, and heard by the members in this house, must be raised at the time and not the next morning.