October 25, 1967 (27th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

Lucien Lamoureux (Speaker of the House of Commons)

Liberal

Mr. Speaker:

Order. I do not think that the hon. member's grievance-and I insist on the word "grievance"-is acceptable as a question of privilege. The hon. member is well aware of the provisions of section 110 of Beauchesne's fourth edition, which I quote:
Any libel reflecting upon any member of the house for or relating to his service therein was a high violation of the rights and privileges of the house. But to constitute a breach of privilege, a libel upon a member must concern his character or conduct in his capacity as a member and the conduct or language on which the libel is based must be actions performed or words uttered in the actual transaction of the business of the house.
The remarks complained of by the hon. member relate more particularly to the government, in my opinion, than to the personal conduct of members in the transaction of their business and in their responsibilities in the house. For that reason, I do not think that this question is acceptable and that the motion presented by the member for Trois-Rivieres can be accepted.

Topic:   QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. MONGRAIN-CRITICISM BY BANK PRESIDENT OF FEDERAL FINANCIAL POLICY
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