In closing I think I can do no better as this parliament comes to its untidy end, than to quote Oliver Cromwell. Unlike the doughty editor of the Ottawa Journal, who perhaps does not know his Cromwell as well as he knows his Burke and Meighen, I shall quote the whole passage.
Under our rules it is understood that the parties are given a fair opportunity to present their side of the case. The Minister of Finance had over two hours when he presented his budget. Following him there was the Leader of the Opposition. To deny the hon. gentleman who stands immediately to your left the opportunity of speaking would be a violation of the rights of hon. members of this house.