Mr. Auguste Choqueiie (Lolbiniere):
Mr. Speaker, I rose on a question of privilege in order to point out that the French staff in the press gallery is numerically deficient.
There are only two French speaking reporters out of a total of more than 20, which affects the privileges of the members of this house in the following way. All too often, newspaper reports of speeches made in French in the house are based on a translation which is not always faithful as to the basic content of the speech.
The purpose of my question of privilege is to urge the authorities concerned to correct a hardly acceptable anomaly and to increase the French services of the Canadian Press.