On the orders of the day:
Hon. PETER HEElNAN (Kenora-Rainy River): I rise to a question of privilege. Yesterdby evening the Minister of
Railways and Canals (Mr. Manion), in referring to some of my remarks, had this to say:
The hon. member for Kenora-Rainy River (Mr. Hernan)-I am sorry I do not see him here at present-spoke of the decrease in wages to be brought about, and said that already there had been a decrease on the Canadian National, as I understood him, of $125,000,000 fom 1929 to 1932.
I just wish to say that that was not the statement I made. It was to this effect:
Who suffers most in connection with the economies made on our railways?
Not the Canadian National Railways; I did not say that:
In 1931 the railway men were paid $74,000,000 less in wages than they received in 1929. I have not all the figures for this year, but I am satisfied that they will receive in wages $125,000,000 less than they were paid in 1929.
So that there may be no misunderstanding between the Minister of Railways and me on the 17th of March, I wish to make this correction.