Mr. Speaker, it is very easy to explain the purpose of this bill. It
is to put the axe of parliamentary control to a dry branch of the dead tree of so-called social legislation.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.
PRIVILEGE-MR. POULIOT .
Mr. JEAN-FRANQOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, I rise to a question of privilege. What I have to say will contain nothing of blame towards your honour; I wish only to direct your attention to the following facts. Early in February I sent a first draft of the bill on the bureau of translations to the clerk of this house, and af-ter I saw the news in one of the local newspapers that the government was opposed to the bill as it was first drafted, the bill was redrafted. Therefore the English and French copies of the bill sent to your honour on Thursday of last week were entirely different from the first draft that was sent to the clerk of the house. What surprised me, therefore, was that your honour's decision was not based on the copies that were forwarded to you but on the altogether different copy that was sent to the clerk a long time before. I would therefore ask your honour kindly to reconsider this matter and render your decision upon the copies of the bill that were sent to you.