June 14, 1935

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CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I ruled there was no

imputation.

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LIB
CON

Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

I took it from the statement which the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth made.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

With the greatest possible deference I must appeal from your ruling, Mr. Speaker, because I submit if that is permitted in this house any imputation can be made at any time that hon. members are not speaking in good faith.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston) on a question of privilege has stated that certain improper imputations have been directed to him by the right hon. Prime Minister (Mr. Bennett). I have ruled that there were no improper imputations that were not withdrawn1. From that ruling the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth desires to appeal. Have I stated the question correctly?

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LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mir. MACKENZIE KING:

As I understand it, the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth (Mr. Ralston) has stated on his word as a member of this house that such and such of his own knowledge is a fact, and he has asked the Prime Minister to accept that statement Surely it is the duty of the Prime Minister to accept a statement of that kind by an1 hon. member, and of your honour to rule that he should so accept it.

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Pierre Édouard Blondin (Speaker of the Senate)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. SPEAKER:

With the greatest deference, there has been no denial by the Prime Minister. The gist of the complaint of the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth, as I understand it, is that the Prime Minister has imputed to him improper conduct. I have ruled that no improper conduct has been imputed to the hon. member, and from that ruling the hon. gentleman has appealed.

Referring to paragraph 282 of Beauchesne I see that the procedure in a matter of this kind usually is to direct the clerk to take down the unparliamentary words to which objection has been taken. That has mot been done in this case and I shall endeavour to state the complaint of the hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth as fairly as possible. The hon. member for Shelburne-Yarmouth has complained that certain words used by the Prime Minister this evening imputed to him improper conduct as a member of parliament. I have ruled that the words so used did mot impute to the hon. member improper conduct, and from that ruling the hon. member desires to appeal.

The house divided om the question: Shall the ruling of the chair be sustained? And the ruling was sustained on the following division:

++YEAS

Messrs:

Arsenault

Belec

Bury

Chaplin

Davies

Dickie

Duranleau

Esling

Fraser (Cariboo)

Gardiner

Gobeil

Hay

Irvine

Kennedy (Peace River)

Luchkovieh

Macdonald (Kings)

McGillis

McLure

Maloney

Mitchell

Myers

Peck

Plunkett

Price

Quinn

Shaver

Short

Smith

(Viotoria-Carleton)

Spencer

Sproule

Stewart (Lethbridge) Stitt (Nelson)

Stitt (Selkirk) Southerland Turnbull Weir (Melfort) Wright-37.

Privilege-Mr. Ralston

NAYS

Messrs:

Golding Motherwell

Hanbury Neill

M.aclnnis Reid

McKinnon Weir (Macdonald)

McPhee Young-10.

PAIRS

(The list of pairs is furnished by the chief

whips.)

Messrs:

Anderson (Toronto- Mulock

High Park)

Anderson (Hailton Factor

Baker Bertrand

Barber Totzke

Baribeau B e alibi en

Barrette Rheaume

Bell (Hamilton West) Mercier (St. Henri)

Bell (St. Antoine) Raymond

Bell (St. John) Dubois

Bennett King

Bey non Euler _

Bowen McKenzie (Assiniboia)

Boyes Mills

Burns Butcher

Cahan Rinfret

Cantley Cardin

Caseeliman Howard

Charters Blair

Cotmam Hurtuibise

Cowan Ilsley

Dorion V erville

Duguay Dumaine

Dupre Ferland

Edwards Elliott

Embury Bothweld

Ernst Rradette

Fortin Fafard

Gagnon Boulanger

Ganong Michaud

Garland (Carleton) Gouilet

Geary Mercier (Laurier-Outremont)

Gordon Fiset, Sir Eugene

Gott _ Rutherford

Guthrie Lapointe

Hackett Perras

Hanson Veniot

(York-S unbury)

Harris Jacobs

Johnstone Donnelly

Jones MacLean

Kennedy (Winnipeg) McIntosh

Larue Thauvette

Lafleche Girouard

Laurin Fontaine

Lawson Gray

MacDonald Urquhart

(Cape Breton)

MacMillan (Saskatoon) Mackenzie (Vancouver) MacNicol Rennie

McDade

MeGibbon

Manion

Matthews

Moore (Chateauguay-Huntingdon) Morand Mullins Murphy

Perley (Qu'Aippelle) Perley, Sir George

Dupuis Power Ohevrier Moore (Ontario) Dubue

Parent

Howden

Stewart (Edmonton)

Munn

Maxell

Pettit Bouchard

Pickel Boucher

Porteous Maopbail, Miss

Rhodes Ralston

Robinson Desrochers

Ross Roberge

Rowe Lacroix

Ryerson Taylor

Sauve Seguin

Senn Sanderson

Simpson (Simcoe) Jean

Simpson (Algoma) Casgrain Duff

Smith (Cumberland)

Smoke Poulio-t

Sipence Fraser (Northumberland)

Spotton MacMillan (Mackenzie)

Stewiart (Leeds) Fournier

Stinson Hall

Stirling Hanson (Skeena)

Sullivan Br asset

Tuimmom St-Pere

Weese Campbell

White (Loudon) Gershaw

Willis Brown

Wilson Variance

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John Campbell Elliott

Liberal

Mr. ELLIOTT:

I was paired with the hon. member for South Waterloo (Mr. Edwards). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling.

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Ian Alistair Mackenzie

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE (Vancouver):

I was

paired with the hon. member for Saskatoon (Mr. MacMillan). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling.

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Frederick William Gershaw

Liberal

Mr. GERSHAW:

I was paired with the hon. member for London (Mr. White). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling. *

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Charles Edward Bothwell

Liberal

Mr. BOTHWELL:

I was paired with the hon. member for Hastings-Peterborough (Mr. Embury). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling.

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James Houston Spence

Liberal

Mr. SPENCE:

I was paired with the hon. member for Northumberland, Ont. (Mr. Fraser). Had I voted I would have voted to sustain the Speaker's ruling.

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Jean-François Pouliot

Liberal

Mr. POULIOT:

I was paired with the hon. member for Brant (Mr. Smoke). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling.

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Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. PERLEY (Qu'Appelle):

I was paired with the hon. member for Vancouver North (Mr. Munn). Had I voted I would have voted to sustain the Speaker's ruling.

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LIB

James Lorimer Ilsley

Liberal

Mr. ILSLEY:

I was paired with the hon. member for Port Arthur-Thunder Bay (Mr. Cowan). Had I voted I would have voted against the Speaker's ruling.

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William Addison Beynon

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEYNON:

I was paired with the hon. member for North Waterloo (Mr. Euler): Had I voted I would have voted to sustain the Speaker's ruling.

Privilege-Mr. Ralston

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David Wilson Beaubier

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BEAUBIER:

I was paired with the junior member for Ottawa (Mr. Ahearn). Had I voted I would have voted to sustain the Speaker's ruling.

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Robert King Anderson

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ANDERSON (Halton):

I was paired with the hon. member for Toronto West Centre (Mr. Factor). Had I voted I would have voted to sustain the Speaker's ruling.

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June 14, 1935