On the Orders of the Day:
Mr. A. TV. NEILL (Comox-Alberni): Before the orders of the day are called I desire to direct the attention of the government to a newspaper report and to ask a couple of simple questions in connection therewith. The matter is of such public importance and urgent interest at the present moment that I almost feel tempted to move the adjournment of the House in order that it may be debated, but it can be dealt with in this manner. The report to which I have reference appears in the Montreal Gazette of Saturday last. It discusses the prospective Governors General whose names are being mooted, and appears to have all the earmarks of authenticity. The article is:
Special from the Gazette's resident staff correspondent by wireless registered in accordance with Copyright Act.
I shall not read the whole of it but the following three or four lines are decidedly of interest:
Meighen's name curiously enough was among those* recently mentioned in two London newspapers as a likely successor of Lord Byng.
I want to ask two questions: Is the
Meighen there referred to the right hon. gentleman who so ably fills the office of leader of the opposition? Secondly, if there is any truth in that rumour will it have the sympathetic support of the government, and, if not, why not?