July 4, 1935 (17th Parliament, 6th Session)


William Lyon Mackenzie King (Leader of the Official Opposition)



From the month of March there was on the order paper of the house a resolution in the name of the Prime Minister for the introduction of a bill providing for the constitution and powers of the Canadian grain board. On June 10 that bill was introduced and given its first reading by the Prime Minister. My right hon. friend will recall and the committee will recall that I asked him at the time if he would not agree to his bill going to a committee, either a special committee or a select committee, and I gave as a reason for my request that I thought the bill would have to be changed considerably, and that if we could get it before a committee much discussion would be saved when the bill came back to the house. My right hon. friend was not in a position to give an immediate answer; he said he would consider it. He did consider it and he agreed

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to the bill going to a select special committee, and I thanked him for agreeing to my suggestion, and it went to the committee. The bill that has come back to the house, as I have it in my hand, is quite another bill. True it is entitled to provide for the constitution and powers of the Canadian grain board, the same number and name-

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