December 13, 1951 (21st Parliament, 5th Session)

PC

George Alexander Drew (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Progressive Conservative

Mr. George A. Drew (Leader of ihe Opposition):

Mr. Speaker, I am as ready as anyone in this house to follow any course that is consistent with the proper dispatch of the business of this house and to expedite the proceedings. On the other hand, I do not intend to let the natural desire of every one of us, to have adequate time before Christmas day to make our own personal arrangements, to interfere in any way with what seems to be the best methods of dealing with business in this house. The suggestions that are before us on the one hand contemplate changes that have not been put in detail before the house in advance of this report, and it is not only the points that are raised but the points that are not raised that may be under consideration. For that reason, recognizing the fact it may well be that there would be some advantage in the members having an extended opportunity to consider this with others, I do not feel I could consent to this motion.

Topic:   MOTION FOR REFERENCE OF REPORT TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
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