Alistair McLeod Stewart
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)
Mr. ALISTAIR STEWART (Winnipeg North):
Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege in connection with a story which appeared in yesterday's Ottawa Evening Journal about the fate of certain questions asked by myself. A direct quotation was included in the story. It has been my experience that one who makes a statement is as the mother; the reporter is very often in the place of the father, and the child always takes after the father. The words attributed to me in the story are:
"I'm having a lot of questions turned down these days," he complained, "and I am getting mad about it."
The inference unfortunately is that we are not getting the service we expect from the officials of the house. I should like to dispel that inference immediately. I have nothing but praise for the cooperation and assistance which we do get. Whatever slighting reference there is in the story applies entirely to the government.
Subtopic: REFERENCE TO PRESS REPORT, OTTAWA "JOURNAL",