Under the circumstances, Mr. Chairman, because of the seriousness of this question and the apparent infringement, to my mind, on private members time, it is with regret that I will have to appeal your ruling.
[DOT] (5:30 p.m.)
Mr. Speaker resumed the chair, and the chairman of the committee made the following report:
Mr. Speaker, the question is an appeal from a decision of the chairman of the committee of the whole. In the committee of the whole the hon. member for Parry Sound-Muskoka raised a point of order to the effect that the hour for the consideration of private members' business must be proceeded with at 5 o'clock.
Using section 7 of standing order 15A, after having given due consideration to the conflict between the provisions in this section and those in standing order 16, the Chairman ruled that the committee of the whole on Bill C-243 should continue, whereupon the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre pursuant to standing order 59 (4) appealed to Mr. Speaker from the decision of the Chairman.
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