Mr. Colin Cameron (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):
Mr. Speaker, I am rising on a point of privilege which stems from the passage yesterday of the resolution preceding the bill to amend the Bank Act. As you will recall, Your Honour, this was passed yesterday. I discovered that within minutes the press gallery had copies of this bill; not only copies of the bill, but a precis of the salient points. I myself have not yet received a copy of the bill, and when I telephoned this morning to try to get a copy I was told that while there were some copies they were being reserved for certain individuals, and were not available for members of parliament.
I suggest to you, Mr. Speaker, that this is an intolerable affront to members of parliament, and I for one do not propose to submit to it.
Subtopic: MR. CAMERON, NANAIMO-COWICHAN-THE ISLANDS-UNAVAILABILITY OF BILL AMENDING BANK ACT