Surely the hon. member is wandering very far away from the motion before the house. In the first place, Mr. Speaker, may I point out that standing order 31 is an extraordinary provision to meet an extraordinary condition, namely a matter of urgent public importance. Under this rule a matter may be discussed, so I understand, which could not be brought before the house under the ordinary rules of procedure or in the ordinary course of a session. The hon. member for New Westminster (Mr. Reid) has moved a motion; you, sir, 'have ruled that it is of sufficient public importance to merit debate. What is the motion of the hon. member? It is t'o discuss a situation which has arisen in the municipality of Burnaby in the province of British Columbia. I listened to the hon. member for Vancouver Centre (Mr. Mackenzie) make a speech in which he endeavoured to capitalize politically an apparent difference of opinion or adjustment of moneys between the government of this dominion and that of the province of British Columbia.
Subtopic: UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF
Sub-subtopic: MOTION FOB ADJOURNMENT TO DISCUSS MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE-SITUATION IN BURNABY, B.C.