Mr. H. A. MULLINS (Marquette):
Before the orders of the day are called I wish to bring up a personal matter. The correspondent of the Free Press sent out from the press gallery a statement that I was not in my seat with certain other members of the House last Friday night when the Hudson Bay railway was under discussion. That statement is untrue and unfair, and I have been subjected to a good deal of criticism in western Canada for being absent on that occasion. I am in receipt of letters from numerous parties in the vvest asking why I was not there as champion of the cause. I appeal to the Minister of Railways (Mr. Dunning), to my hon. friend from Springfield (Mr. Hay) and to my hon. friend from Neepawa (Mr. Murphy), who will certainly state that I was present in my seat all day Friday, and it is most unfair that a statement of that kind should be hurled agamst a member of the House.
National Research Council, report of the president and financial statement for the year 1924-25.-Mr. Robb.