May 29, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

May I say to
my right hon. friend that I think we certainly ought to sit part of the day on Monday, and as nearly the whole of the day as mlay be possible.
Could my right hon. friend indicate whether what we have 'before us now, in the way of legislation on the order paper and proposed further legislation as set forth in the votes and proceedings, is sufficiently complete to enable us to form an estimate as to about the time at which the session will be concluding? I might mention that to-morrow it will be five years since the previous parliament dissolved. 1 believe that the people of the country are more concerned about getting an opportunity of expressing either their confidence or lack of confidence in the government, and their wishes as to the policies that are to govern in the future, than they are to have us continue here putting through a mass of legislation that cannot possibly, at this stage of the session and under existing conditions, be given the consideration it should. If my right hon. friend is in a position to indicate that he expects we will be able to complete the session fairly soon, that would I think meet with the approval of all.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   ASCENSION DAY ADJOURNMENT-FURTHER PROPOSED LEGISLATION
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