July 24, 1940 (19th Parliament, 1st Session)

NAT

Richard Burpee Hanson (Leader of the Official Opposition)

National Government

Hon. R. B. HANSON (Leader of the Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, my attention has been called to the question of the admission of tourists into this part of the building. One of the members of the press gallery satirized the present position in an article written for his paper. If a visitor goes to the senate door he is given a guide and shown through the building, even through this portion of the building if he wants to see it. If a visitor comes to the main door of the building he is turned away, unless he is vouched for by a member; and that is not often done because we do not have many visitors from our ridings. I suggest that there should be some uniformity of practice. Whoever is responsible should get in touch with the senate in order that proper uniform action may be taken. It seems a ridiculous situation that a visitor should be turned away from the main door of the building and that a policeman or somebody else should then whisper to him that if he goes over to the senate door he will be admitted.

Topic:   QUESTION OF ADMISSION OF TOURISTS AND OTHER VISITORS TO PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS
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