I appeal to the committee that there ought be some decorum and some effort to proceed in accordance to the rules of the House. There have been a number of opportunities for discussing the Bill and there will be plenty of other opportunities. If a transgression of the rules like this is to be allowed in one Bill why not in all Bills. Surely my hon. friend (Mr. Maclean) will see the necessity of proceeding in accordance of the rules of the House.
It matters not to me, but the rule is that if the hon. gentleman moves that the committee rise and report progress, he will have to speak to that motion. The hon. member knows that just as well as I do.
As my hon. friend (Mr. Maclean) has appealed to me, I must say that I deeply sympathize with him. I understand he has a speech on his stomach which he wants to be delivered of to-day, but unfortunately the rules of the House do not permit of it. I would advise him to wait until the proper opportunity arises which is not very far off. The best way after all is to abide by the rules of the House.
I am well able to take care of myself, but while I do not appeal from the ruling of the Chairman, I believe that I am quite in order in discussing the Bill now. As the Prime Minister has recommended a certain form or emetic, I would suggest to him that he tender it to some of his own supporters instead of to members on this side.
On section 11,
Mr. McCARTI-IY. The leader of the opposition suggested that the word ' common ' should be inserted after the words 'amount of such' so as to make it read 'amount of such common stock.' I have consulted the parties interested, and I am prepared to accept the suggested amendment. This amendment would make the clause apply to common stock and not to preferred stock.