Mr. RALPH MAYBANK (Winnipeg South Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. My question of privilege arises out of what purports to be a report of the proceedings of this house. I should say that this report does not emanate from the parliamentary press gallery. This report is not an accurate report; it is a complete misreport of supposed proceedings in this house. I do not know whether the error is an error on the part of the newspaper or whether the fault lies with the hon. member who represents Winnipeg North. The facts which I find necessary to lay before the house are as follows:
The Winnipeg Free Press under date of October IS, 1945, has a fairly lengthy report of a meeting of the Winnipeg district trades and labour council. After reporting on
numerous matters that took place at the council meeting the Free Press publishes the following:
Replies were read from Prime Minister King, Hon. C. D. Howe, L. A. Mutch, M.P.,
S. Knowles, M.P., Ralph Maybank, M.P., and
Alistair Stewart, regarding the council's resolution passed at a mass meeting in the Playhouse theatre on the question of reconversion, unemployment in the aircraft industry, and the post-war programme prepared by the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada.
The report goes on to indicate the nature of these replies which were received from various hon. members, and then continues:
A letter from Alistair Stewart said that he had brought the matter up in the house but
that Ralph Maybank talked the resolution out, so that no vote could be taken on it. "Afterwards Maybank received the congratulations from government members for his sabotage," said Stewart's letter.