March 8, 1910

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Some hon. MEMBERS

Order.

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Order.

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James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

The hon. member for

Humboldt has accepted the hon. gentleman's statement. I understand.

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James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

He certainly can proceed to discuss the speech of the hon. member.

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James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

I understand the hon. member for Humboldt to accept the statement made by the hon. member for Frontenac.

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William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS.

Very well, if you so understand it, I will accept your interpretation. ,

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I do not think that the hon. gentleman has accepted it. He accepted it in the first place and then immediately afterwards reiterated his first statement. I do not regard that as-

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Some hon. MEMBERS

Order, order.

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

I was stating

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

If the hon. gentleman will take his seat until the point of order has been discussed and settled-

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Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

No, it has not. I was raising a point of order to this effect, that although the hon. gentleman did make a pretense of accepting, he, nevertheless, immediately afterwards reiterated his first statement, and I do not think, with all deference, that that is the way in which an hon. member's statement in this House with regard to the meaning of his words ought to be accepted.

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David Bradley Neely

Liberal

Mr. NEELY.

Where is the point of order? The hon. leader of the opposition insinuates

that I made a pretense of accepting the statement of the hon. member for Fronte-nac. I submit that his words are out of order.

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James Kirkpatrick Kerr (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER.

There is no use of trying to evade the rule of the House. A statement of the meaning or intent of his own words made by an hon. gentleman must be accepted.

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March 8, 1910