An hon. MEMBER:
That is enough.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO REMARKS IN DEBATE ON JUNE 25
Right Hon. IAN A. MACKENZIE (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved: That the name of Mr. Timmins be substituted for that of Mr. Smith (Calgary West) on the select standing committee on industrial relations. That the name of Mr. Murphy be substituted for that of Mr. Smith (Calgary West) on the select standing committee on public accounts. That the name of Mr. Miller be substituted for that of Mr. Smith (Calgary West) on the special committee on radio broadcasting. Motion agreed to.
Mr. DONALD M. FLEMING (Eglinton): Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question, of privilege. During my absence from the house yesterday afternoon, after which I returned last evening, the Minister of National Health and Welfare (Mr. Martin) referred to myself. After referring to the C.C.F., he is reported on page 4644 of yesterday's Hansard as saying: -they have the same opportunity of doing what I think my hon. friend the leader of the opposition (Mr. Bracken) did and what the member for Eglinton (Mr. Fleming) did. They called up George Drew on the telephone anil said, "'You had better increase your pension as a result of Martin's bill." I want to say, with all the emphasis and all the force which the rules of this house permit to a member, that in. that statement by the Minister of National Health and Welfare there is not the slightest word of truth. There is not-
That is enough.
-a scintilla or iota of truth in any word or syllable or letter of that statement. I did not telephone the premier of Ontario, and-
-he did not call me to ask my advice.
I want to say this-
I think the hon. member has had an opportunity of stating his question of privilege.
With great respect, the suggestion has been made here that there was some communication between the Premier of Ontario and myself arising out of the statement made by the minister. I want to say that there was no such communication-
-between us. The minister's statement is a piece of monstrous impertinence.
Hon. PAXIL MARTIN (Minister of National Health and Welfare):
I have listened to what the hon. gentleman has said-
Some hon. MEMBERS : Order.
Some hon. MEMBERS : Withdraw.
Is the minister rising on a question of privilege?