The clerk of petitions has found that the petition which was filed with the Clerk by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration on Friday, February 8, 1957, from the Indian Association of Alberta is irregular on the following grounds:
(a) It is not addressed to the House of Commons and parliament assembled;
(b) It is not in the form required by the standing orders and practice of this house since it bears no signature and does not conclude with a prayer, nor is it introduced by a member of the house. Bourinot at pages 233 and 234 states:
In case any Irregularity is reported in any of the petitions the Speaker will state it to the house and rule that the petition cannot be received.
In accordance with that I must rule the petition out of order.
Subtopic: RULING BY MR. SPEAKER