Right Hon. R. B. BENNETT (Prime Minister) :
Mr. Speaker, I beg to give notice to
the house that at the next sitting I will move that the debate on item number 13 of the orders of the day, that Mr. Speaker leave the chair, and the previous question moved thereupon shall not be further adjourned.
Yesterday the former Minister of National Revenue (Mr. Euler) said:
This discussion has been carried on at great length. I think sometimes the time of parliament is wasted, and we on this side are as much to blame as -those on the other side, sometimes perhaps more. But I do not believe that this discussion has been a waste of time. I believe that the people of Canada, when they are thoroughly seized of the importance of this particular resolution and of the bill to be founded upon it, will justify us in what we are doing. I would say this further, and I am speaking for myself alone: I would invite the government, if it feels that we are blocking legislation deliberately and not with the interests of the country at heart, to apply the closure, and we are quite willing to abide by the decision with regard to it.
On Friday last I considered the desirability, in view of the fact that the Easter adjournment was imminent, of giving the notice which I have just read, but I thought that possibly the situation would clarify and it would not be necessary. In view of what has transpired it now becomes essential in the interests of those who are most concerned that such should be done. In view of the fact that the right hon. leader of the opposition (Mr. Mackenzie King)-
Subtopic: CONTINUANCE ACT, 1932-NOTICE OF MOTION FOR CLOSURE