February 11, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CCF

William Irvine

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. WILLIAM IRVINE (Cariboo):

Mr. Speaker, I desire to raise a question of privilege concerning the hon. members of this house. It has to do with a matter of the inaccurate reporting of yesterday's proceed-
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ings of parliament. The report appears on the front page of the Globe and Mail, under the heading, "Confusion in Commons After Bracken Motion Forces First Division". Then the leader goes on to say:
In the first division of the present session, the government was upheld late today by a vote of 108 to 41, forced by a resolution submitted by Opposition Leader John Bracken.
That is the point, Mr. Speaker. In the first place, the government was not upheld, because the government was not involved. It was really a vote of confidence in the Speaker, following a challenge of his ruling. In the second place, the motion of the leader of the opposition was never voted on at all; therefore the action of the government was not challenged. In the third place, there was no confusion except in the mind of the writer of this report.

Topic:   PRIVILEGE
Subtopic:   MR. IRVINE-REFERENCE TO ARTICLE IN "GLOBE AND MAIL" REPORTING COMMONS PROCEEDINGS
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