That after Monday the 26th of March instant, to the end of the session, government notices and government orders shall have precedence on Mondays and Wednesdays over all business except questions by members and motions for the production of papers.
I would like to ask the Prime Minister if he would intimate to the House the intention of the government regarding the Easter adjournment. I have seen notices in the press of a somewhat extended adjournment, and I am asked questions from time to time by members interested but cannot give them any information. It is necessary that they make their appointments and secure their reservations without delay, and I shall be glad if the Prime Minister could tell us when the adjournment will take place and what its duration will be.
Easter adjournment the wish of the government would be, as in these other matters, to ascertain what suits the convenience of the House as a whole. The adjournment will be from Wednesday the 28th of March; the 29th, I understand, is a holiday. The government had thought that if adjournment were taken from that date over the following week, until the 9th of April, that would probably best suit the convenience of hon. members. It would permit, those who are from the West to go to their homes and give opportunity for consideration during the Easter recess of matters which may come up afterwards for discussion in the House. We cannot hope to please every individual member, but speaking generally, if it meets with acceptance the government proposes that arrangement.
the people from the West out in British Columbia should get some consideration. We
are down here and have to stay here until the session is over. What are we going to do during these ten days when the House takes recess? I think there are a great many of us who want to get through the business of the House and get home as early in the season as possible, and I do not see why we should close down that long. I would say not more than four or five days at the outside.
I wish to ask the government if a communication has been received from , the Alberta branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy asking for appointment of a federal committee consisting of a mining engineer, a freight expert, and a business expert, to report upon the feasibility of shipping Alberta coal into Ontario? And, what is the intention of the government in the matter?