Mr. RHEAUME (Translation):
just coming to it, Sir, I am now linking up the two. I was saying, Sir, that I had no mandate and that my constituents had given me no mandate to vote in favour of this amendment, I must first give the circumstances which led to my mandate. It seems to me that a certain latitude should be given to members of this House, and especially when it is four o'clock in the morning. I promise, Sir, that I shall establish the connection between my arguments and the purport of the amendment, should I appear to stray somewhat from the subject, I shall return to it by doing a little winding but not too long a one. I had the honour to study under our Speaker at the old University of Montreal. I learned from him constitutional law, and, Mr. Speaker, I also learned to bow to your decisions.
Subtopic: REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE-MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE AND AMENDMENTS THERETO