Mr. STANLEY KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):
I rise also to a question of privilege. I regret having to correct our friends in the press gallery because I realize they are working under difficulties, but there is a sentence in a report in this morning's Ottawa Citizen which really ought to be corrected. It reads:
Stanley Knowles (CCF-Winnipeg North Centre) said that if Canada refused to have United States troops within her borders in peace time she would be in the enviable position of being able to say she had taken the first step against the "Truman policy" for the "Stalin policy."
Obviously if anyone had made such a statement as that in this house he would have
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been howled down. The word "for" should be "or". What I did say is reported on page 3836 of Hansard as follows:
That would be the first more by any small country against the Truman policy or the Stalin policy, and it would put us in the position of being able properly to criticize the Soviet Union for what they are doing as well as the United States. It would also strengthen our position in the councils of the united nations.
Subtopic: MR. MACKENZIE, MR. KNOWLES-OTTAWA "CITIZEN" REPORTS OF PROCEEDINGS OF JUNE 5