March 2, 1948 (20th Parliament, 4th Session)

LIB

James Horace King (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

The hon. member will understand the difficult position in which the Speaker is placed. I have to ask hon. members to abide by the rules, but at the same time I have to protect freedom of speech. Actually there is nothing before the house. The hon. member knows perfectly well that there is a way in which he can bring about a debate in respect to a matter which interests him, and that is through a motion. If the hon. member feels that a certain matter should be discussed in the house, the proper way to have it discussed is through a motion, and on such a motion I would permit debate. Since I have not the right to do that at the moment, I must ask the hon. member to abide by the rules. -

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