Sir HENRY DRAYTON (West York):
Mr. Speaker, I had hoped-I do not know that I could expect, but I think I would have been justified in expecting as well as hoping-that my hon. friend at present leading the* House (Mr. Lapointe) would have given us some reasons why his government thought it necessary at this particular point to admit their total incapacity to carry on public business. I take it that my hon. friend deems that task perhaps very difficult to accomplish. Whatever apologies may be made and they must be feigned, they cannot be real-the fact is that by this motion the government say: We are not in a position to carry on public business. Although we called parliament for the purpose of carrying on public business, although we held ourselves out as a government constituted and functioning, we are not; we cannot carry on public business. Then, Sir, it becomes necessary to make this motion, perhaps the last phase of a series of contortions and attempts to keep in office a government that ought not to be in office. The House has been engaged upon a work which some members may look upon as humanitarian. They have been proceeding under the impression that a work of resuscitation is necessary. But this is not a case of suspended animation, this is not a work of resuscitation. This government is dead-and only its supporters do not realize it.
Adjournment of the House