June 14, 1935

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

Will the hon. member please state the question he wishes to discuss on the point of order.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Yes, Mr. Speaker; but I cannot state the point of order by merely opening my mouth. I have to say something.

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An hon. MEMBER:

Next sitting of the house.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

If the hon. gentleman wishes to address the chair on a point of order he: must direct his remarks to the point of order and not to something that happened two years ago.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

Yes, sir. The only thing I wish to bring to Your Honour's attention is this fact, that at the request of the Prime Minister himself two years ago-

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member must state the question on which he is rising to a point of order.

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I must request the hon. member to refrain from carrying the matter further.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

If the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth inferred, from the observation made by me this afternoon, that I imputed to him financial benefits from the speech he made in this house, I desire to assure him that I made no such implication.

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Some hon. MEMBERS:

Order.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Tlhe language was, a professional engagement of some kind by the acceptance of a brief. If my right hon. friend withdraws that-

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I cannot do that, nor do I propose to do it, for the simple .and obvious reason that had he not been a solicitor he would not have been entrusted with the defence.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I did not say anything about professional engagement.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

I said that and1 the right hon. gentleman said he could not withdraw it.

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Richard Bedford Bennett (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I .made no reference to professional engagement.

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June 14, 1935