Mr. J. H. Harris (Danforlh):
I rise on a question of privilege. I have had a communication from my constituents who are very much concerned about the present world situation, and particularly the situation here in Canada. They feel that our time here is not being properly occupied, when for two, three or four nights we use the services of this highest court in the land to discuss matters which concern perhaps two or three or four hundred individuals, regarding their marital relationship, when we could be discussing matters of great concern to the 14 million people in Canada. They have asked me, and I ask through you, sir, whether the government would not give some consideration to calling in the law officers of the crown and others who may be required in order that we may cut some of the red tape which is holding up the proceedings of this chamber at this time of stress and strain in the minds and hearts of all our people.
It does not matter if we have to stay here until Christmas; let us divorce ourselves for another year or two from the bills to which I refer and get down to the hard facts of cold-blooded business so far as Canada is concerned.
My specific point of privilege, Mr. Speaker, is to ask those charged with responsibility, and all the help that they have around them here, there and beyond, and some over on this side, to get together and slash some of this red tape so that we may get on with the business of Canada.
Subtopic: PROCEDURE IN DEALING WITH DIVORCE BILLS