February 11, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

The whole thought behind this resolution is that we are at war and that the country is interested in seeing that this parliament concentrates on the prosecution of the war, and regards everything else as secondary until victory has been achieved.
I might say more on this, but the house has passed a similar resolution in previous sessions and hon. members understand its purpose. The hon. member for Lake Centre (Mr. Diefen-baker) has repeatedly made remarks, about

parliament losing caste with the people, private members being reduced to ciphers and comments of that kind. I cannot understand why he should go on trying to belittle parliament in the eyes of the public.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS AFTER FEBRUARY 14
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