Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (East Calgary):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. I would like to draw the attention of hon. members of this House to a despatch from Montreal, which appears on the front page of this morning's Ottawa Journal, giving a report of a speech I made there last evening. This report represents me as saying:
Canada's government is like a Ford automobile, and the opposition is like a spare tire, all blown up with wind.
Further on the report says:
We have enough ignoramuses in parliament, and if we cannot send any better we might as well not send any at all.
I wish to say, Mr. Speaker, that while I do not charge this reputable newspaper with wilful misrepresentation, nor do I wish to impute any malicious intent to the report, yet I do wish to say that I have never on any occasion discussed the personnel of this House; and I wish to say also with regard to the illustration which I gave, that it is perfectly correct; but it was not applied to this government, nor to this opposition, it was applied to party government in general.
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