Hon. Ray Hnatyshyn (Saskatoon West):
Mr. Speaker, since we seem to go through this situation periodically, and having reviewed some of the precedents, I am prepared to argue this matter and to assure you that it has always been my intention as House Leader of this Party to ensure that the NDP is given adequate opportunity-in fact, we have bent over backwards-to have more than its share of allotted days. It must have something to do with their philosophy, which goes something like this: What is mine is mine and what is yours is mine.
However, the tradition that has been established is that we possibly get some indication of Your Honour's preliminary inclination, rather than have what happened the last time. I have a presentation I would like to make which I believe substantiates very much our entitlement to proceed today on the Opposition motion filed by my colleague, the Hon. Member for Wellington-Dufferin-Simcoe (Mr. Beatty).
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