September 12, 1917

LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

The honourable gentleman will have a chance a little later.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

Louis Audet Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

I cannot ask a question?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

It is my right to make a personal explanation. Under the rules I am entitled to do so. What I wish to explain to the committee-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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Some Hon. MEMBERS:

Order, order.

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CON

Joseph Hormisdas Rainville (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN:

Order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I decline to give way to the honourable gentleman.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

I do not want to be charged-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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Some Hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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CON

Joseph Hormisdas Rainville (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN:

Order. I have been allowing hon. members every possible latitude in the discussion of this Bill and if they will look at Hansard to-morrow I think they will find that a great deal of work has been done. Now, the hon. member for St. John has the floor and if he objects to subject he has a right to do so.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

Mr. Chairman-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

I rise to a point of order-

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I hold in my hand the memorandum which was submitted by the Minister of Marine and Fisheries to the Solicitor General a portion of which I propose to put on Hansard because it has special reference to the point I made this evening, that no reasonable excuse can be given for discriminating between the soldiers who have joined the expeditionary force and are still in Canada and those who are members of the naval forces. No reason can be given for giving votes to the relatives of those who are in the naval service and not giving them to those who have joined the expeditionary forces and who still remain in Canada. The memorandum, which has been prepared by Mr. Des-barats, the deputy minister, is as follows: The War-Time Elections Act.

The first section of this Act would give the right to vote to certain female relatives of "any person, male or female, living or dead, who is serving or has served without Canada in any of the military forces, or within or without Canada in any of the naval forces, of

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Canada, or of Great Britain in the present war."

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Time, time.

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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I have still fifteen minutes. When a member rises before two o'clock, he has twenty minutes. That is the view of the Speaker and I think the Solicitor General will agree to it., I would not violate the rule but the words are that you shall not rise to speak after two o'clock.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

I rise to a point of order.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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Some Hon. MEMBERS:

Sit down.

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LIB

William Cameron Edwards

Liberal

Mr. EDWARDS:

No, I have a right to rise to a point of orde'r. The hon. member for St. John, having spoken before, has exhausted his right to the twenty minutes.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

I did not speak after the rule was invoked. Hon. gentlemen were speaking with the unanimous consent of the House, and I bad not spoken.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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CON

John Allister Currie

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CURRIE:

The hon. gentleman was on his feet immediately before I spoke, and addressed the House.

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Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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LIB

William Pugsley

Liberal

Mr. PUGSLEY:

That was not a speech.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.
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September 12, 1917