April 21, 1944 (19th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

George Alexander Cruickshank

Liberal

Mr. G. A. CRUICKSHANK (Fraser Valley):

I rise to a question of privilege. Under date of April 20 I have received a notice, signed by the Clerk of the House, which I think is unfair to the Clerk himself, in connection with the parliamentary restaurant. As I read the declaration, it actually bars one of the most

responsible officers of the House of Commons, the Clerk himself, from eating in the parliamentary restaurant. Perhaps it is a misprint; I do not know. It is not rationing, but certainly, according to the letter I have received under the date indicated, the Clerk of the House of Commons is barred from admission to the restaurant which he supervises, Mr. Speaker, under your jurisdiction, it also bars Brendan Bracken and Elmer Davis. I do not see why I should not have the privilege of taking these gentlemen to the parliamentary restaurant, or why any member of the press should not be allowed to do so. I do not know of any better way of cementing the friendly relationship between the united nations than that I should have the privilege of taking Elmer Davis and Brendan Bracken to the restaurant.

On the orders of the day:

Topic:   PARLIAMENTARY RESTAURANT
Subtopic:   PRIVILEGE-RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT MEETING OP JOINT COMMITTEE ON MARCH 21
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