Mr. T. L. CHURCH (Toronto Northwest):
I notice that the government have decided to give a particular private bill precedence over the others to-night. This is contrary to the rules of the house. I desire to ask what they propose to do in regard to order No. 28 with reference to Bill No. 63, which deals with telephone and telegraph companies. This is one of the most important public bills on the order paper. There is also another important bill respecting lapsed policies under the Insurance Act. These are bills involving public policy and should have precedence. They have been on the order paper for some considerable time and have not been advanced. They affect the body politic of the whole Dominion and should be given some consideration.