February 2, 1905 (10th Parliament, 1st Session)

IND

William Findlay Maclean

Independent Conservative

Mr. W. F. MACLEAN.

I cannot quite agree with what has been said by either of the hon. gentlemen. Parliament is here to serve the people, and the people should have all reasonable accommodation in getting the legislation they desire. We are not here to tell the public, you must do this at such a time or you cannot have what you want ; but we ought to afford every reasonable facility to the public for getting the legislation they desire. There may be some very large interests desirous of obtaining legislation ; they may not be able to give the necessary notice, and I think we would be meeting the public convenience by receiving the Bills. I agree with the opinion that an explanation ought to be given, but I still think that it is a good doctrine that we ought to try and accommodate the public in so far as we can in giving them the legislation they may require ; we ought to accommodate them at least to that extent.

Topic:   PRIVATE BILLS-EXTENSION OF TIME.
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