June 24, 1947 (20th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council)

Liberal

Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):

As hon. members are
aware, the leaders of the different parties opposite and myself met together a week or two ago to arrange a programme which would expedite the business of the session. We have been carrying on under that arrangement. As I recall, there was nothing said specifically at that conference with regard to July 1. Having regard to the remarkable progress that has been made since that arrangement was made, the government is of the view that it would be wise for us to continue sitting regularly throughout next week. If we were to adjourn over Tuesday, which is July 1, we would be breaking into the arrangement for the week. May I say that I think the Canadian people will feel, as the government does, that there is no way

United, Nations

in which we can better show the pride we have in our country and the concern we have for its affairs than to dispatch its business with the greatest solicitude possible.

Topic:   DOMINION DAY
Subtopic:   SITTING OF THE HOUSE-MEAT RATIONING RESTRICTIONS
Full View