Mr. Speaker, I am sure anything I have said up till now will not be debatable. When I look at the summary of the business of the house as of April 17, the 63rd day, I find that 25 days have been utilized on supplementary estimates, 2 days
on the main estimates, 8 days on the speech from the throne and 2 days on a supply motion, with only 25 days being utilized for legislation.
I summarize what I was endeavouring to say to my hon. friends opposite before the interruptions by saying that there has been no real effort to deal with parliament's essential business. We have had it on the order paper, but there has been only a pretence of dealing with it. Therefore, the only course open for the government is for me, as first minister, to go to His Excellency the Governor General, request an early dissolution-