Hon. PETER HEENAN (Kenora-Rainy River):
Mr. Speaker, on a question of privilege. On Friday, May 25, the hon. member for South Essex (Mr. Gott) quoted from a statement which I had made at page 3349 of Hansard in which I corrected a statement which he made with respect to my expenses as Minister of Labour. After he had quoted what I had said he went on to say:
I have no desire to do an injustice to any hon. member. If that statement is not true, I wish the hon. member had given the correct figures,-
That is, if his statement was not true, I should have given the figures. Then, Mr. Speaker, you permitted him to make a further statement as follows:
-because his total personal expenses for 1929, exclusive of his sessional indemnity and ministerial salary, were $9,291.
Let me say, standing here in this House of Commons, that that statement is not true. He then proceeded:
His total personal expenses from 1926 to the end of his term in office were $16,691.
Again let me say, standing here in this House of Commons, that that statement is not true either. I should like to be given an opportunity at the proper time to compare my expenses with those of any member of previous Conservative governments or of this government.
Topic: PRIVILEGE-MR. HEENAN