September 24, 1903 (9th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Lawrence Geoffrey Power (Speaker of the Senate)



With reference to the revising of the rules, it has been the custom in the past-I do not know if it is the regular procedure and whether it is in conformity with our rule-that resolutions of this kind 'should be considered in Committee of the Whole. Perhaps the hon. member foist. John and Iberville (Mr. Demers) should first move that I leave the Chair for the consideration of these resolutions. Here is what is said in Bourinot at page 261 :
When this committee has reported, its proceedings will he ordered to be printed, generally in the votes and proceedings, and after some time has been given to members for the consideration of the proposed changes, the House will resolve Itself into a Committee of the Whole on the report.
Therefore. I would suggest that a motion should 'be made that I do now leave the Chair, in order that these resolutions may be considered in Committee of the Whole.

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