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.
Subtopic: PRECEDENCE OF GOVERNMENT NOTICES OF MOTION AND GOVERNMENT ORDERS AFTER FEBRUARY 14