April 15, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

If it is the wish of the house to give unanimous consent I am content that we go into committee, but I would point out to my hon. friend that we are running this

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danger: the ministry must assume the responsibility for motions made with respect to Senate amendments to a government bill. If the hon. member is suggesting for one moment that b>
going into committee we can pick and choose with respect to these amendments, and deal with them as though we were dealing with a bill of our own, ab initio, I think he will agree he has a mistaken viewpoint. That cannot be done, because the government must accept responsibility for any motions it may make with respect to amendments of its own bills. I am not standing upon the order of my going, speaking as a member of the government, but I do say that that is the fact so far as procedure is concerned. If in the meantime it is thought wise by unanimous consent to-morrow to go into committee, I shall be quite content.

Topic:   CANADIAN FARM LOAN ACT
Subtopic:   CONSIDERATION OP SENATE AMENDMENTS
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