Mr. G. J. Mcllraiih (Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Trade and Commerce):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Yesterday's edition of the Ottawa Journal contains an article the headline of which reads as follows: M.P.'s' figure of $600,000 not enough". The article, which is rather lengthy, concerns the grant from the dominion government to the city of Ottawa, and contains this sentence:
Some time ago both George Mcllraith and Jean Richard, Liberal members for Ottawa, endorsed a grant of $600,000 yearly.
In so far as that statement refers to me, it is incorrect and without any foundation whatever in fact. At no time have I ever suggested or endorsed a figure of $600,000.
Subtopic: GRANT TO CITY OF OTTAWA
Sub-subtopic: REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN OTTAWA "JOURNAL"