Stuart Sinclair Garson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)
Hon. Stuart S. Garson (Minister of Justice):
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. Yesterday afternoon I was carrying out an engagement on public business in my own office and I was necessarily absent from the chamber when the hon. member for Brandon (Mr. Dinsdale), in the course of his remarks, attributed to me a statement in these words, which I must repudiate as being incorrect. They are found on page 163 of Hansard, as follows:
For example, our Manitoba minister, speaking recently in Preeceville, Saskatchewan, criticized the trend toward industrialization on the prairies, claiming it to be a revival of what he termed Tory protectionism, whatever that may be.
The fact is, Mr. Speaker, that in that address I never even mentioned the trend toward industrialization on the prairies, let alone criticize it. What I said-and I will quote two sentences-was this:
Yet, some people in Canada argue that the course of our development should be altered, that we should process and finish more of our own raw materials in Canada; and that, for example, rather than export iron ore, we should enlarge the steel-producing capacity of this country. Now, while from our government's deeds it is perfectly clear-
Subtopic: MR. GARSON REFERENCE TO REMARKS OF MEMBER FOR BRANDON