Mr. Speaker, it has obviously occurred to a number of us during the course of debate when tempers fray or when emotions get away with us that we say certain things which are not true or which we regret. It has certainly happened to me.
Under those circumstances, when the error of the statement is pointed out, it is normal that one would stand and withdraw it. I would ask that the member for Medicine Hat to withdraw the statement he made in the preamble to his question. I can tell him that the statement is not true, is inaccurate and has no foundation in fact. I ask the hon. member to withdraw the statement.