February 25, 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:

Mr. Speaker,
I rise to a point of order. The motion before the house is to set up a committee; it is not to- discuss the report of a previous committee.
I would say that the discussion should be confined to the motion. Earlier in the week we spent two days trying to get a committee on war expenditures appointed. Time was taken up, not in discussing the merits of having such a committee appointed but in discussing a previous report. I do not think the time of the house should be further consumed in that way at this time. There will be an opportunity to discuss the whole radio broadcasting question on supply or on other occasions, but in the setting up of a committee I submit that the discussion should be limited to the motion. I hope my hon. friend will pardon me for having interrupted him. If he is permitted to discuss the report of a previous committee, others will wish to be given like latitude, and the time of the house will be taken up with a discussion altogether apart from the motion before the house.

Topic:   RADIO BROADCASTING
Subtopic:   APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER ANNUAL REPORT AND REVIEW POLICIES OF CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
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