Before the orders of the day are called, I would like to say a word on a personal matter. Yesterday the Minister of Marine and Fisheries (Mr. Brodeur), when speaking of the late election in Drum-mond-Arthabaska, said, as stated on page 165 of the ' Hansard ':-
If my hon. friend from Argenteuil (Mr. Perley) were here, perhaps he could give us some explanation of where the money came from.
Unfortunately, I was not in the House at the time, and I take this opportunity of denying absolutely and unequivocally having had anvthing to do, directly or indirectly, with the election in Drummond-Artha-baska. More than that, I desire to say that I know of none of my acquaintances, or of any people who live in this part of the country, having had anything to do with it.
I further would like to say, Mr. Speaker, that although I am not the keeper of the conscience of the hon. minister I should think it was a very extraordinary thing for any person to do to put forth an insinuation of this kind without the shadow of a shade of foundation.