Mr. MACKENZIE KING:
I would not presume to override what is implied either in the constitution of the country or by the authority of parliament. When parliament has concluded its business, it then becomes my duty to make an announcement as to the election. To do anything of the kind in advance would not only be assuming authority which my hon. friend, though quite erroneously, has kindly stated I already possess as being the supreme authority; it would be going far beyond that.
Subtopic: STATEMENT AS TO DESIRABILITY OP SPEEDY WINDING-UP OP SESSION