Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, on a point of order; when on Thursday the 19th instant this measure came up for second reading, the Minister of Trade and Commerce (Mr. Stevens), at the outset of his remarks, in reply to mine, raised a point of order. This will be found on page 2352 of Hansard:
Hon. H. IT. Stevens (Minister of Trade and Commerce): Before I address myself, Mr. Speaker, to a discussion of the measure before the house I should like to raise the point of order whether the amendment submitted by the right hon. gentleman (Mr. Mackenzie King) is in order, inasmuch as it constitutes what might be termed a declaration of policy, instead of offering reasons why consideration of the bill should not be proceeded with or should be postponed, or proposing something else germane to the actual motion before the house. I do not raise the point of order with the view of getting an immediate ruling but would request Your Honour to give it consideration, and my remarks also will serve to give hon. gentlemen opposite notice of the point of order.
What I wish to point out now is that thus far there has been no opportunity to discuss the point of order which has been raised and I hope before Your Honour gives a ruling you will see that such an opportunity is given to hon. members.
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