May 11, 1933

CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

I base

my decision on rule 41, "decorum during debate."

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

What, decorum! In court, it is the practice followed by every lawyer.

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

We are not in court.

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LIB
CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

The hon. member is mistaken. The inquiiy he is making should take place in the public accounts' committee.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

The public

accounts' committee is but a subcommittee of the house.

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

I am

not seeking a lesson in parliamentary procedure from the hon. member, I state that he is out of order.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

I am not

trying to teach the hon. chairman a lesson any more than he himself does to the judges when he pleads before them. At present, I am expressing my viewpoint and I contend that, as representative of a constituency in Canada, I am entitled to put any question to the hon. minister.

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

The hon. member is not entitled to put any question to the hon. minister nor is the minister obliged to answer it.

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LIB
CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

We are not in court.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

I am, at

present, discussing a point of law. The minister does not figure in this, it is just as if he did not exist, moreover, it is the usual practice, the minister does not figure at present-I am simply discussing a point of law, a question of principle.

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

I must call the hon. member to order. I gave my decision, he has but one thing to do if he is not satisfied: appeal from my decision.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

May I put

two questions to the hon. Postmaster General, in this respect?

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

I am

unable to judge. The hon. member is too old a parliamentarian, he knows that he cannot proceed in that manner.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

Quite the

contrary, it is because I know that I can proceed in that manner that I am doing so. However, if you insist-

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

That is not my opinion.

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LIB

Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT (Translation):

I respect

your opinion, sir, however, I think you are wrong.

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CON

Armand Renaud La Vergne (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Conservative (1867-1942)

The CHAIRMAN (Translation):

If the

hon. member is not satisfied, he may appeal from my decision.

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LIB

May 11, 1933