June 15, 1917

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Albert Sévigny (Minister of Mines; Secretary of State of Canada; Minister of Inland Revenue)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SEVIGNY:

I have no objection to

give -all explanations required from me as to this recommendation.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

The minister admits he

recommended this gentleman for appointment. I think, in doing so-, he was helping a good cause, namely recruiting, by putting an end to a certain campaign in Quebec more or less injurious to recruiting.

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Charles Marcil

Liberal

Mr. MARCIL:

The question the committee is discussing is whether the minister was wise in recommending such a gentleman.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Blain):

I have already decided that the statement of the minister, and the other statements in answer, are out of order, and I appeal to the good sense of the committee to say whether they think this kind of discussion should continue.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order, order.

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William Erskine Knowles

Liberal

Mr. KNOWLES:

Would the Chairman

explain in what way the newspaper becomes part of this point of order?

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Blain):

A statement was made by my hon. friend from Kamouraska (Mr. Lapointe) that a certain

newspaper article expressed an opinion of a man who made application to the minister for a position, and the point in the hon. gentleman's statement was his expression in regard to the war, whether it was for the war or against the war, and I ruled that that kind of discussion was out of order.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Blain):

I know that is not my hon. friend's idea, but I am giving my decision. If the hon. gentleman from Edmonton (Mr. Oliver) wishes to appeal from my ruling, he can do so.

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Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I desire to appeal from the ruling of the Chair, and I ask the privilege of stating my view of the subject

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Frank Oliver

Liberal

Mr. OLIVER:

I am not familiar with

the rules. I understood an appeal from the Chairman's ruling went automatically to the House.

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June 15, 1917