February 25, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)


Ernest Edward Perley

Conservative (1867-1942)


In other words,
he considered it out of order. In connection with the resolution of the hon. member for Rosetown-Biggar, he said:
Before this motion is proceeded with, I suggest to the hon. member that it might be advisable for him to amend' his motion, as otherwise I aoi afraid I shall be bound to declare it ouit of order, as I did the motion of the hon. member for North Winnipeg the other day, on the ground that in my opinion if this motion were carried it would involve the expenditure of public money.
Then he rose in connection with the resolution of the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre and gave the same ruling. In other words he considered it to be out of order, too. I am not concerned with the question whether it was or was not out of order. That has nothing to do with the matter at issue. I submit however that this is a most extraordinary procedure to take. I know of no other instance in which it has happened, and I suggest that the action taken by the Minister of Justice was not in accordance with the rules of the house.

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