April 11, 1945 (19th Parliament, 6th Session)

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Thomas Miller Bell

Mr. M. J. COLD WELL (Rosetown-Biggar):

Mr. Speaker, I see very little use in coming to arrangements or agreements regarding the shortening of the session when this afternoon for a w'hole hour we have had a political discussion between two major parties. We in this group have endeavoured to facilitate the business of the house, and I know that my hon. friends to my left have endeavoured [DOT] to do so to the very best of their ability; yet we have seen on the government side of the house member after member rise and make speeches which often had very little bearing

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on the subject matter actually before the Chair. I and those associated with me have been most anxious .to see the business of the house concluded this week, but if this kind of discussion proceeds every day and the major parties continue to use up time which might be used for the discussion of the appropriations and estimates, I and my colleagues cannot be responsible for what happens. I think it is only fair that I should say that.

Topic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE
Subtopic:   EXPEDITING THE WORK OF THE SESSION- SUGGESTED MORNING SITTINGS
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