April 9, 1951 (21st Parliament, 4th Session)


John Sylvester Aloysius Sinnott


Mr. Sinnoit:

I must repeat that.
-the redoubtable John Sinnott (L. Springfield) lost the contest. They will take part in Monday's debate. But Speaker Ross Macdonald has assured Opposition Leader Drew that he will have the floor first to lead off the discussion.
Then, in looking over a discussion of business of the house in April 5 Hansard, where there was reference to procedure in asking leave to move the adjournment, under standing order 31, it will be noted that J. S. Sinnott, the member for Springfield, was first on his feet. And it is only now, after waiting for five or six days, that I have the opportunity of having the floor, and sharing in the glory with the leader of the opposition (Mr. Drew), although he had the floor first today.
Just to show that the leader of the opposition made sure that he was going to have 80709-113
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that privilege, I would refer hon. members to page 1641 of Hansard where they will see that he did not even give Mr. Speaker a chance to finish his remarks, before he was on his feet to say:
Mr. Speaker, I trust that the attempt to introduce the motion which you have declared to be irregular at that time will not in any way change the priority, in view of the fact that I have already indicated to you my intention of presenting a motion for the adjournment of the house at the proper time.
While there was a race for it, nevertheless the hon. member for Springfield was on his feet first.

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